Nuisance Calls Tie Up 911 Operators
E-Comm receives about one point 3-5 million calls every year to 9-1-1.
The organization has released its top ten list of nuisance calls and they include someone asking about a broken gym locker and someone enquiring about job opportunities with the police.
Jasmine Bradley says any time a 9-1-1 line is taken up for a reason that does not require immediate action from emergency services, lives could be at risk….
Other nuisance calls recieved by 9-1-1 call takers include a call about a big spider in the bathroom, complaints that someone couldn’t get into a nightclub, calls about teenagers that refuse to do chores and requests for the non-emergency number. (sv dec 29-16)