Marion FD responds to 113 fires in 2017
The calls in Marion included 113 fires - 38 structure fires, 17 vehicle fires and 58 other fires. The fire department also responded to two calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.
In all, the department saw $1,101,850 in fire loss - or about $9,751 per fire.
The department also received 182 false calls, including four malicious calls and 178 other false calls.
The calls resulted in one civilian fire-related injury. Additionally, one fire service member was injured in fire-related incidents.
The Marion Firefighters Pension Fund, which has 25 active employees and 15 retired or inactive employees, was $463,188 in debt as of April 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $3,239 for every fire in 2016.