call-jumping
 n.— «Officials for the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Service have asked the state Office of Emergency Medical Services to investigate complaints that crews from Life Ambulance are showing up at the scenes of traffic accidents to hijack patients or are trying to muscle their way into local emergency rooms to transport patients. County officials believe Life Ambulance crews are getting their tips from police scanners, a practice known as “call-jumping.”» —“Ambulance crews say they don’t do anything illegal” by Rusty Marks Charleston Gazette (West Virginia) July 9, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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