It’s never a ‘nice’ situation when you find out that your other half has been cheating on you. Depending, of course, on how you view your ‘other half’.
However, most people would probably refrain from calling 999 and asking for an emergency ambulance to come round to their address straight away in order to carry out a DNA test.
But that is exactly what happened in the North West Ambulance Service Emergency Operations Centre on New Years Day!
Even if emergency ambulances did carry DNA kits, in what world would this scenario constitute an ’emergency’!?
Did the caller REALLY expect an emergency ambulance to be diverted from a cardiac arrest so that they can speed round to his address and carry out a DNA test on his partner!?
In the call released by North West Ambulance Service (scroll down for tweet), the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) operator is clearly shocked as to why anyone would call the emergency services in order to request a DNA test!?
When the call handler politely points out to the male that, as an emergency ambulance service, they have zero remit for DNA tests, the caller then asks if the EOC call handler can provide him with a different number.
I am fairly sure that if people were billed £10 for 999 calls such as this one, then there would be less of these types of ridiculous calls for EOC personnel to deal with.
‘Emergency’ calls such as this one block the 999 system up and could prevent someone from being able to get help in a genuine emergency!
And if you think that these types of calls are ‘isolated’ then just browse on our website under the search term ‘hoax calls’.
If you do not work in the emergency services, then you will be amazed at just how many people do not understand what an emergency actually is.
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