East Alton FD responds to 41 fires in 2017
The calls in East Alton included 41 fires - 27 structure fires, four vehicle fires and 10 other fires. The fire department also responded to six calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.
In all, the department saw $211,559 in fire loss - or about $5,160 per fire.
The department also received 45 false calls.
The East Alton Firefighters Pension Fund, which has seven active employees and nine retired or inactive employees, was $208,651 in debt as of April 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $4,439 for every fire in 2016.