Sycamore FD responds to 66 fires in 2016
The calls in Sycamore included 66 fires - 37 structure fires, seven vehicle fires and 20 other fires. The fire department also responded to two calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.
In all, the department saw $770,535 in fire loss - or about $11,675 per fire.
The department also received 155 false calls, including six malicious calls and 149 other false calls.
The calls resulted in two civilian fire-related injuries and one civilian fire-related death. Additionally, one fire service member was injured in fire-related incidents and one was injured in non fire-related incidents.
The Sycamore Firefighters' Pension Fund, which has 29 active employees and 19 retired or inactive employees, was $1,085,269 in debt as of April 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $16,443 for every fire in 2016.