Macomb FD responds to 73 fires in 2017
The calls in Macomb included 73 fires - 34 structure fires, four vehicle fires and 35 other fires. The fire department also responded to six calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.
In all, the department saw $277,609 in fire loss - or about $3,803 per fire.
The department also received 240 false calls, including eight malicious calls and 232 other false calls.
The Macomb Firefighters Pension Fund, which has 19 active employees and 29 retired or inactive employees, was $1,263,890 in debt as of April 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $31,597 for every fire in 2016.