Every now and then, people need a reminder as to what validates a call to 9-1-1.
Receiving a pair of snow pants for Christmas?
To complain that a fast food restaurant wasn’t open 24-hours-a-day?
To complain about an Amber Alert?
Not a chance.
And most recently, according to a tweet by the Manitoba RCMP, calling to rent a Zamboni isn’t a good reason either.
REMINDER: 911 is ONLY for emergencies.
Last night, #rcmpmb received a 911 call from a man asking where he could rent a zamboni for an upcoming hockey tournament. We understand that in Canada, this could be an emergency to some, however this is not a valid reason to dial 911. pic.twitter.com/exm9AlAzcm
— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) February 15, 2019
Less than a week ago, the provincial police force received a 9-1-1 call from a man asking where he could rent a Zamboni for an upcoming hockey tournament.
“We understand that in Canada, this could be an emergency to some, however, this is not a valid reason to dial 9-1-1.” says the RCMP.
There was no mention as to whether the caller received any chargers or not, but it may qualify for the most Canadian 9-1-1 call of the year.
And just saying, if you’ve ever skated on bad ice, you’ll know that it’s a crime in itself.