North Palos FPD responds to 153 fires in 2016
The calls in North Palos included 153 fires - 79 structure fires, 25 vehicle fires and 48 other fires. The fire department also responded to one call for ruptures, explosions or overheating.
In all, the department saw $957,400 in fire loss - or about $6,258 per fire.
The department also received 430 false calls, including 13 malicious calls and 417 other false calls.
One fire service member was injured in fire-related incidents.
The North Palos FPD Firefighters' Pension Fund, which has 31 active employees and 15 retired or inactive employees, was $371,381 in debt as of December 2015, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $2,427 for every fire in 2016.