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One in five triple zero calls are needless and paramedics are sick of it

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Triple Zero is being abused to the stage where paramedics are sick of it.

In one case a man called for an ambulance because he hadn’t passed wind for 24 hours, another just wanted a a ride home from a party.

Its estimated one in five calls are needless, preventing paramedics from attending REAL emergencies.

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