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Northlake FPD responds to 29 fires in 2017

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By West Cook News | Jun 25, 2018

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Northlake Fire Protection District responded to 240 calls in 2017 - 14.8 percent more than the previous year, according to data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System.

The calls in Northlake included 29 fires - nine structure fires, 11 vehicle fires and nine other fires. The fire department also responded to one call for ruptures, explosions or overheating.

In all, the department saw $241,420 in fire loss - or about $8,325 per fire.

The department also received 210 false calls, including one malicious call and 209 other false calls.

One fire service member was injured in fire-related incidents.

The Northlake Fire Protection District had an annual budget of $4,675,052 in 2016.

The Northlake FPD Firefighters Pension Fund, which has 17 active employees and 16 retired or inactive employees, was $197,713 positive as of December 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $6,179 for every fire in 2016.

Northlake Fire Protection District fire incidents
2016
2017
Year-over-year change (%)
Structure Fires
18
9
-50
Vehicle Fires
5
11
120
Other fires
9
9
0
Total Fires
32
29
-9.4
Total Calls
209
240
14.8

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