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The 999 service is 80 years old today

The 999 service is 80 years old today

Press Releases   •   Jun 30, 2017 00:01 BST

BT is celebrating the 80th anniversary of the UK’s 999 emergency service today (30 June 2017). The world’s oldest emergency call service handles 1.8 million calls a year from around Scotland. Operators based in Glasgow answered almost five million 999 calls from around the UK in the last year, with their colleagues in Dundee handling nearly four million more.