New Lenox FPD responds to 70 fires in 2017
The calls in New Lenox included 70 fires - 49 structure fires, two vehicle fires and 19 other fires. The fire department also responded to three calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.
In all, the department saw $425,050 in fire loss - or about $6,072 per fire.
The department also received 351 false calls, including 12 malicious calls and 339 other false calls.
The New Lenox Fire Protection District had an annual budget of $7,150,112 in 2016.
The New Lenox FPD Firefighters Pension Fund, which has 16 active employees and seven retired or inactive employees, was $64,325 positive as of December 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $559 for every fire in 2016.