Almost five emergencies a minute for paramedics at peak New Year period

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Crews with the ambulance service covering Northamptonshire responded to 1,236 calls in the first six hours of the year.

On an average day, East Midlands Ambulance Service expect to receive about 2,000 emergency 999 calls over a 24-hour period.

But in the first six hours of 2014 alone, EMAS received 1,236 calls. Its busiest time was between 1am and 2am when 291 calls were received - at a rate of five emergencies per minute.


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