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News Items tag as: 911

  • Be prepared to wait if you have to call 911

    With the heat wave hitting the province and B.C.’s restart program moving into high gear, the 911 emergency call system is getting swamped.
  • Top ten reasons not to call 911 in B.C.

    Whether you’re fed up with your food delivery, curious about COVID or have questions about the quarantine, 911 is not the right number to call.
  • Trouble parking your car no reason to call 911 in B.C.

    There’s a growing trend that has people calling 9-1-1 to get information rather than to report an emergency, according to E-Comm that has been monitoring the misuse of the emergency call system in B.C. since 2013.
  • Who do you call to complain about restaurant service? Not 911

    When 911 responders answer a call, they expect to hear reports of stolen vehicles, robberies, life-threatening injuries, and other critical events. They don't expect to hear about missing jackets, daylight savings time, or windshield wipers that no longer work.
  • E-Comm in B.C. releases top ten unnecessary calls to 911 in 2016

    VANCOUVER - As 2016 comes to a close, the dispatchers for 911 are sharing some of the most ludicrous calls of the year including someone asking for help with a broken locker, getting a soccer ball off of a roof and with a spider in the bathroom.

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