Bellwood FD responds to 74 fires in 2017
The calls in Bellwood included 74 fires - 45 structure fires, 13 vehicle fires and 16 other fires. The fire department also responded to two calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.
In all, the department saw $457,100 in fire loss - or about $6,177 per fire.
The department also received 294 false calls, including three malicious calls and 291 other false calls.
The calls resulted in one civilian fire-related death.
The Bellwood Firefighters Pension Fund, which has 25 active employees and 32 retired or inactive employees, was $486,445 in debt as of December 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $5,656 for every fire in 2016.