Buffalo Grove FD responds to 79 fires in 2016
The calls in Buffalo Grove included 79 fires - 42 structure fires, eight vehicle fires and 24 other fires. The fire department also responded to five calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.
In all, the department saw $1,103,153 in fire loss - or about $13,964 per fire.
The department also received 526 false calls, including eight malicious calls and 518 other false calls.
The calls resulted in one civilian fire-related death. Additionally, seven fire service member were injured in non fire-related incidents.
The Buffalo Grove Firefighters' Pension Fund, which has 55 active employees and 34 retired or inactive employees, was $1,381,723 in debt as of December 2015, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $17,490 for every fire in 2016.