VIDEO. Asked for a broken yogurt pot, Parisian firefighters reveal its surreal appeal

On the 18th, the calls keep pouring in and not always for good reason. Annoyed by this drift, the Paris firefighters unveiled a surreal telephone exchange. Objectively ? Remind everyone that the emergency services are not at their service.

Firefighters are tired of their call center being overloaded with trivial things. To attract the attention of people who misuse emergency numbers a little too much, the Paris brigade shared an outrageous call on their social networks. On the other end of the line, a mother asks firefighters to intervene at her home to clean a broken glass yogurt jar.

Do you think this is a joke? Make no mistake, the Paris rescue services have received this distress call, the proof below:


#AppelAbusif ☎ Calling the fire brigade to sweep the broom, does that seem like a lot to you? That’s possible with us! In 2⃣0⃣2⃣1⃣ our 18/112 operators received 1,253,481 calls. Only 1/3 justified the departure of the emergency services. Help us save lives, don’t abuse emergency numbers.#Apple18urgenceVitale

Posted by Firefighters of Paris on Monday 21 February 2022

By sharing this recording on social networks, the Paris firefighters hope to get the population to react. Because let’s not forget that for any abusive call it is a waste of time at the expense of a real emergency.

A welcome and necessary reminder. And if you’re interested, here’s an anthology of abusive phone calls received by firefighters.

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