Byron FPD responds to 68 fires in 2017
The calls in Byron included 68 fires - 40 structure fires, two vehicle fires and 26 other fires. The fire department also responded to two calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.
In all, the department saw $113,000 in fire loss - or about $1,662 per fire.
The department also received 61 false calls, including three malicious calls and 58 other false calls.
One fire service member was injured in fire-related incidents.
The Byron Fire Protection District had an annual budget of $5,159,863 in 2017.
The Byron FPD Firefighters Pension Fund, which has 11 active employees and nine retired or inactive employees, was $28,372 in debt as of August 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $535 for every fire in 2016.