East Joliet FPD responds to 66 fires in 2017
The calls in East Joliet included 66 fires - 32 structure fires, six vehicle fires and 28 other fires. The fire department also responded to one call for ruptures, explosions or overheating.
In all, the department saw $800,600 in fire loss - or about $12,130 per fire.
The department also received 100 false calls, including four malicious calls and 96 other false calls.
The East Joliet Fire Protection District had an annual budget of $4,169,181 in 2017.
The East Joliet FPD Firefighters Pension Fund, which has 10 active employees and eight retired or inactive employees, was $10,040 in debt as of August 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $159 for every fire in 2016.