Matteson FD responds to 116 fires in 2017
The calls in Matteson included 116 fires - 64 structure fires, 21 vehicle fires and 31 other fires. The fire department also responded to five calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.
In all, the department saw $660,915 in fire loss - or about $5,698 per fire.
The department also received 651 false calls, including six malicious calls and 645 other false calls.
The calls resulted in four civilian fire-related injuries. Additionally, one fire service member was injured in fire-related incidents and six were injured in non fire-related incidents.
The Matteson Firefighters Pension Fund, which has 28 active employees and 36 retired or inactive employees, was $2,032,736 in debt as of April 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $42,349 for every fire in 2016.