Pontiac FD responds to 66 fires in 2017
The calls in Pontiac included 66 fires - 30 structure fires, eight vehicle fires and 28 other fires. The fire department also responded to five calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.
In all, the department saw $242,475 in fire loss - or about $3,674 per fire.
The department also received 66 false calls.
The Pontiac Fire Department had an annual budget of $573,268 in 2017.
The Pontiac Firefighters Pension Fund, which has 13 active employees and 11 retired or inactive employees, was $300,618 in debt as of March 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $4,697 for every fire in 2016.