Paramedics in Kent dealt with more than 350 calls in six hours from midnight on New Year's Eve – the equivalent of an average day for the emergency teams.
Kent's ambulance service said the calls were mainly drink-related incidents and road accidents.
On an average day, Kent crews deal with about 400 calls.
I'm guessing that they have a lot less staff in Kent, as London deals with around ten times that call rate every day (3,500-4,000 calls a day), it just goes to show how different various ambulance services are. Anyone in the LAS care to tell me what the CAD numbers got up to last night and tonight?
(Spotted in the new section in the sidebar of this blog – the results of searching for 'ambulance' on BBC News)