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Franklin Park FD responds to seven fires in 2017

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By West Cook News | Jun 26, 2018

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Franklin Park Fire Department responded to 58 calls in 2017 - 82.5 percent less than the previous year, according to data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System.

The calls in Franklin Park included seven fires - five structure fires, one vehicle fire and one other fire.

In all, the department saw $60,000 in fire loss - or about $8,571 per fire.

The department also received 51 false calls.

The Franklin Park Firefighters Pension Fund, which has 43 active employees and 52 retired or inactive employees, was $2,347,488 in debt as of April 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $80,948 for every fire in 2016.

Franklin Park Fire Department fire incidents
2016
2017
Year-over-year change (%)
Structure Fires
18
5
-72.2
Vehicle Fires
4
1
-75
Other fires
7
1
-85.7
Total Fires
29
7
-75.9
Total Calls
332
58
-82.5

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