Plea over hoax calls

Firefighters have warned on the dangers of hoax calls after crew from Blackpool Fire Station were sent on a wasted trip into the town centre.

Sunday, 23rd October 2016, 2:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 7:17 pm
Brigade's hoax call plea

One pump went on Sunday to a shop on Bank Hey Street but the call made from telephone kiosks near the RNLI station on the Promenade was found to be a hoax.

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John Riley, crew manager of White Watch at the Forest Gate station, said: “The call was made by an adult male and was clearly a hoax.

“It’s very frustrating – and dangerous, if the pump is needed elsewhere when out on such a call.”