Emergency Service Phone Operators Reveal The Weirdest Calls They've Ever Received

'After some time in the ER, it turned out it was just a really expensive fart.'

The people working in emergency service dispatch centres have tough jobs. They can be trying to teach someone first aid for a dying friend one minute, and receiving a prank call from a child the next.

But they have to deal with anyone who calls 999 (or 911, 112, 000 etc.) and handle the situation regardless of how ridiculous it might be.

One AskReddit thread gave users on the site the challenge of sharing the dumbest call they ever received, and there were quite a few gems.

If you’ve got a funny 999 call story, let us know in the comments.