Hillside FD responds to 64 fires in 2017
The calls in Hillside included 64 fires - 44 structure fires, 10 vehicle fires and 10 other fires. The fire department also responded to two calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.
In all, the department saw $129,170 in fire loss - or about $2,018 per fire.
The department also received 195 false calls, including 10 malicious calls and 185 other false calls.
The calls resulted in three civilian fire-related injuries. Additionally, 16 fire service member were injured in non fire-related incidents.
The Hillside Firefighters Pension Fund, which has 24 active employees and 23 retired or inactive employees, was $1,094,102 in debt as of April 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $20,261 for every fire in 2016.