When NOT to call 911: Winnipeg police release funny video about nuisance calls

Arguments over pizza pops, adding a program to cable, and a broken furnace – these are just some of the bizarro calls Winnipeg police receive on the 911 emergency line.The cops put out a tongue-in-cheek video Monday featuring incredulous Winnipeg Police Service staff reading some of the not-so-urgent “emergency” calls the service has received.[embedded content]

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911 aims to get right resource at right time to right patient

February 27 2019 3:23pm Deputy Chief of WFPS Operations Christian Schmidt and Deputy Chief of WPS Gord Perrier said the call in question was handled correctly by 911, but improvements to protocol may be warranted. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash )…

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Winnipeg 911 operators contend with callers confused about Amber Alert

Some Winnipeggers were so upset or confused Thursday about an Amber Alert on their phones that they called 911.The alert, about a missing Ontario girl, was instrumental in the arrest of the 11-year-old’s father and the sad discovery of her body.It wasn’t, however, intended to be sent to Manitoba phones, and Winnipeg police were inundated by calls as a result.READ MORE: Manitobans wrongly sent Ontario Amber Alert, province ‘exploring’ the issue“This was unexpected. We didn’t expect this reaction from the public,” police Cst. Tammy Skrabek told Global News.“A lot of…

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Police in Winnipeg field barrage of calls about Ontario Amber Alert

February 15 2019 6:00pm After an Amber Alert was issued late Thursday, emergency operators in Winnipeg received calls from confused or angry citizens, tying up lines that would otherwise valid urgent calls. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval…

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