South Wales Fire and Rescue Service is ‘going public’ to catch out hoax callers.
Every year South Wales Fire and Rescue Service attends nearly 600 hoax calls. The shocking fact is that many of these 999 calls are made by adults.
However, the number of hoax calls being made to the Fire and Rescue Service also increases during the Summer holiday period, indicting that many of these calls are still be made by school children.
Date: Tuesday 16th August 2011
Location: St Davids 2, Cardiff
To demonstrate how making a hoax call can ‘put blood on the hands’ of the hoax caller and put lives in danger, SWFRS will also be giving away ‘blood red’ liquid egg timers at the launch of the campaign taking place Tuesday 16th August 2011, St. David’s 2, Cardiff.
The egg timers are to illustrate that for every second SWFRS is responding to a hoax call is a second that they are diverted away from responding to an actual incident and emergency – this could result in lost blood and lost lives.
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