North West Ambulance Service get 2,283 calls on New Year’s Day
A request to take a dog’s temperature was one of more than 2,000 emergency calls received by an ambulance service on New Year’s Day 2013.
North West Ambulance Service took 2,265 999 calls until 07:00 GMT on New Year’s Day – about one every 10 seconds.
Nearly 550 of these were for serious incidents including assaults, firework injuries and road accidents.
The service said the figure was similar to last year but it was “disappointed” at the number of “inappropriate” calls.
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