Mt Carmel FD responds to 26 fires in 2017
The calls in Mt Carmel included 26 fires - nine structure fires, four vehicle fires and 13 other fires.
In all, the department saw $474,550 in fire loss - or about $18,252 per fire.
The department also received 34 false calls, including one malicious call and 33 other false calls.
The Mount Carmel Firefighters Pension Fund, which has four active employees and three retired or inactive employees, was $74,286 in debt as of April 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $2,251 for every fire in 2016.