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FIRE!! by Thomas's Pics
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Prank or ‘hoax’ calls to the emergency services are not only against the law, they cost lives, as they reduce response times of vehicles and staff getting to real emergencies. According to a report in the Times newspaper, hoax emergency calls to UK fire brigades alone cost more than £40 million each year.

Source: Hoax Calls Kill @ Nationwide Education

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