Belleville FD responds to 174 fires in 2017
The calls in Belleville included 174 fires - 80 structure fires, 46 vehicle fires and 48 other fires. The fire department also responded to 14 calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.
In all, the department saw $1,250,040 in fire loss - or about $7,184 per fire.
The department also received 456 false calls, including 12 malicious calls and 444 other false calls.
The calls resulted in one civilian fire-related injury. Additionally, one fire service member was injured in fire-related incidents.
The Belleville Firefighters Pension Fund, which has 63 active employees and 70 retired or inactive employees, was $3,438,275 in debt as of April 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $21,094 for every fire in 2016.