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Barrington FD responds to 18 fires in 2017

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By Local Labs News Service | Jun 30, 2018

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Barrington Fire Department responded to 343 calls in 2017 - 9 percent less than the previous year, according to data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System.

The calls in Barrington included 18 fires - nine structure fires, five vehicle fires and four other fires. The fire department also responded to two calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.

In all, the department saw $543,750 in fire loss - or about $30,208 per fire.

The department also received 323 false calls, including five malicious calls and 318 other false calls.

One fire service member was injured in fire-related incidents.

The Barrington Fire Department had an annual budget of $6,545,665 in 2017.

The Barrington Firefighters Pension Fund, which has 19 active employees and 33 retired or inactive employees, was $441,116 positive as of December 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $31,508 for every fire in 2016.

Barrington Fire Department fire incidents
2016
2017
Year-over-year change (%)
Structure Fires
8
9
12.5
Vehicle Fires
1
5
400
Other fires
5
4
-20
Total Fires
14
18
28.6
Total Calls
377
343
-9

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