Pirate FM News

999 Plea from Paramedics

news_ambulance.jpg

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 5:49pm 22nd December 2011.

There is a Christmas plea from South Western Ambulance crews.

Teams from Cornwall to Somerset say the number of 999 calls can jump 17% at this time of year.

We are being urged not to ring if it is not an emergency.

Spokesman Martin Callow says they have already had to deal with one call about no loo paper in a public toilet: "Control room staff are engaged with these particular callers. That takes away the focus of the person who might well be having their heart attack, their stroke or indeed breathing difficulties. The resource might not be sent but they do tie our control room operators up".

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Suggested articles

Grieving dad makes plea to find daughter's missing phone

Cornwall News: Pearl Bamford died after being found on a riverbank in Truro

The 999 calls to police in Devon and Cornwall about spiders

Cornwall News: New figures show there were five in the past year

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall