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Madagascar: Firefighters from Tananarive late on claims due to the proliferation of bad calls from pranksters




Madagascar: Firefighters from Tananarive late on claims due to the proliferation of bad calls from pranksters
Tsaralalana firefighters on the outskirts of Tananarive denounce the bad pranksters that flood the phone lines of the emergency services with the proliferation of false distress calls.

These calls from bad pranksters would be according to them largely responsible for delays in soldiers fire on some disaster or emergency in the Malagasy capital.

300 emergency calls are received per day at the standard of firefighters and 90-95% of them would be purely imaginary.

But this growing phenomenon requires the parallel implementation of a cumbersome procedure verification upstream before launching firefighters on the ground.

"We must make profound verification when it is a single point of contact which informs us about the existence of a fire. But we often have numerous calls at the same time falling on a fire. Then, we will leave immediately", said warrant officer Jojo Michel Rakotondrazanaka.

The crowd of onlookers around the claims, the location of some homes and the theft of fire hydrants also would result in firefighters delays consequent of intervention on the scene of a disaster, as marks the site midi madagasikara.mg.



Antso Rajaona


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