Press Release 3
Carpentersville FD responds to 82 fires in 2018
By Metric Media News Service
Oct 4, 2020
Carpentersville Fire District responded to 450 calls in 2018 - 4.2 percent more than the previous year, according to data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System.
The calls in Carpentersville included 82 fires - 48 structure fires, nine vehicle fires and 25 other fires. The fire department also responded to six calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.
In all, the department saw $519,151 in fire loss - or about $6,331 per fire.
The department also received 362 false calls, including seven malicious calls and 355 other false calls.
The calls resulted in two civilian fire-related injuries. Additionally, one fire service member was injured in non fire-related incidents.
The Carpentersville Firefighters Pension Fund, which has 34 active employees and 30 retired or inactive employees, was $1,430,482 positive as of December 2017, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $16,829 for every fire in 2017.
Carpentersville Fire District fire incidents
2017 2018 Year-over-year change (%)
Building Fires 44 48 9.1
Vehicle Fires 11 9 -18.2
Other Fires 30 25 -16.7
Total Fires 85 82 -3.5
Total Calls 432 450 4.2