River Forest FD responds to 74 fires in 2017
The calls in River Forest included 74 fires - 51 structure fires, six vehicle fires and 17 other fires. The fire department also responded to two calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.
In all, the department saw $551,300 in fire loss - or about $7,450 per fire.
The department also received 357 false calls, including five malicious calls and 352 other false calls.
The calls resulted in one civilian fire-related death.
The River Forest Firefighters Pension Fund, which has 19 active employees and 25 retired or inactive employees, was $2,173,248 in debt as of April 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $31,046 for every fire in 2016.