Herrin FD responds to 43 fires in 2017
The calls in Herrin included 43 fires - 20 structure fires, five vehicle fires and 18 other fires. The fire department also responded to one call for ruptures, explosions or overheating.
In all, the department saw $74 in fire loss - or about $2 per fire.
The department also received 35 false calls.
The Herrin Firefighters Pension Fund, which has 13 active employees and 10 retired or inactive employees, was $551,379 in debt as of April 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $11,253 for every fire in 2016.