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Flat tire, broken gas nozzle and kids drawing among top 2022 E-Comm nuisance calls

"It’s extremely concerning how often callers know their non-urgent concerns aren’t an appropriate reason to call 9-1-1."
E-Comm has revealed its 2022 top 10 9-1-1 nuisance calls.

E-Comm has released the top 10 nuisance calls from 2022, while repeating a yearly message: do not call 9-1-1 with consumer complaints. 

In a release, the company said it handled more than 2.1 million 9-1-1 calls — the busiest year in the organization's history — marking a 1.8 per cent increase in calls from 2021.

"Nuisance calls never belong on emergency lines, but it's extremely concerning how often callers know their non-urgent concerns aren't an appropriate reason to call 9-1-1," said E-Comm call taker Mark Kolomejac. 

"We regularly get callers stating, 'I know this isn't an emergency, but I didn't know who else to call.'

"If you have a flat tire or a broken windshield wiper for example, we can't help you on 9-1-1, but a towing company or roadside assistance will be able to get you the support that you need."

Here are the top 10 E-Comm nuisance calls for 2022: 

  • The nozzle wasn't working at the gas station
  • They had a flat tire
  • People were playing basketball on a public court at night time
  • Someone wasn't picking up their dog
  • Someone was using their garbage bin
  • Complaining about children drawing with chalk at a playground
  • Their phone was stuck in a bench
  • Looking for an update on a nationwide telco outage
  • Someone called 9-1-1 because they had a broken window wiper
  • Someone cut in line at the car wash