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January 13, 2011

Unusual 911 calls flooded FDNY during blizzard

One caller stubbed his toe and told EMTs 'it's been hurting for over an hour'

By Ginger Adams Otis and Heather Haddon
The New York Post

NEW YORK — What is your emergency? My kid didn't do his homework!

Hundreds of crackpot callers tied up overworked EMS units and swamped the 911 system with frivolous calls during the Christmas-weekend blizzard and its snowy aftermath, worsening a deadly backlog of 1,300 jobs, medics told The Post.

Full story: Unusual 911 calls flooded FDNY during blizzard

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