Possible prank callers
A quick witted witness spotted what looked like the result of a prank call to the fire brigade yesterday.
At around 6pm on Saturday evening two fire engines were spotted pulling into Queens Parade off of Swain Road in Cliftonville. The engines stopped and fire brigade took a quick look around before departing again.
Each false call out costs just shy of two thousand pounds and of course could be keeping fire crews from attending a real emergency somewhere else. It might seem like harmless fun but it is expensive and can be deadly.
The government estimate that the cost of false alarms in the UK is around £1 billion a year. Think about that net time you think it might be fun to make a silly call.