Deniliquin Pastoral Times
Firefighters respond to prank call
A ‘prank call’ has prompted local firefighters to urge people to use the Triple
Zero (000) service responsibly.
Deniliquin NSW Fire + Rescue received a call Saturday night about 7.21pm.
The caller, who sounded like a child, told the call centre there was a fire and hung up before giving any further details.
The call was traced back to a Deniliquin home and firefighters responded, but reported no one was home when they arrived and there was no fire.
‘‘It is a huge waste of resources and can take that away from real emergencies,’’ Deputy Captain Les Booth said.
‘‘It is really disappointing to know people in our community are making these false calls.
‘‘We ask that you only call Triple Zero
(000) in an emergency.’’
Making false emergency calls is a crime, which can potentially carry a prison sentence.