The largest 9-1-1 call centre in B.C. is out with its annual list of ridiculous calls, which tied up emergency lines.
Need help opening a broken gym locker?
How about inquiring about becoming a police officer, needing a ladder to get a soccer ball off a roof, or getting rid of that big spider in the bathroom?
These are just some of the strange — but true — examples of calls to 9-1-1 in 2016.
Jody Robertson with E-Comm says in the era of the ongoing overdose crisis, these are not reasons to call 9-1-1.
“We want to reach out to people and remind them about the true purpose of 9-1-1: That’s for when someone has an emergency that needs immediate action from police, fire, or ambulance that’s required.”
Also making the list: getting tired of waiting in traffic, complaining they couldn’t get into a nightclub, and because their teenager refused to do chores.