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Elmwood Park FD responds to 43 fires in 2017

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By West Cook News | Jun 27, 2018

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Elmwood Park Fire Department responded to 311 calls in 2017 - 16 percent more than the previous year, according to data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System.

The calls in Elmwood Park included 43 fires - 19 structure fires, six vehicle fires and 18 other fires.

In all, the department saw $77,982 in fire loss - or about $1,814 per fire.

The department also received 268 false calls.

The Elmwood Park Firefighters Pension Fund, which has 26 active employees and 29 retired or inactive employees, was $1,878,192 in debt as of April 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $42,686 for every fire in 2016.

Elmwood Park Fire Department fire incidents
2016
2017
Year-over-year change (%)
Structure Fires
29
19
-34.5
Vehicle Fires
7
6
-14.3
Other fires
8
18
125
Total Fires
44
43
-2.3
Total Calls
268
311
16

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