Jacksonville FD responds to 109 fires in 2017
The calls in Jacksonville included 109 fires - 28 structure fires, 12 vehicle fires and 69 other fires. The fire department also responded to five calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.
In all, the department saw $523,550 in fire loss - or about $4,803 per fire.
The department also received 174 false calls, including nine malicious calls and 165 other false calls.
The Jacksonville Firefighters Pension Fund, which has 26 active employees and 37 retired or inactive employees, was $218,555 in debt as of December 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $2,994 for every fire in 2016.