West Midlands Ambulance Service had a very busy New Year's Eve taking on average five 999 calls every 60 seconds.
The number steadily increased towards midnight. Between 8pm and midnight, the service received 638 calls - a 15% increase compared to the same period last year.
In the first five hours of 2013, the service received 1291 calls - a 9% increase compared to a year ago.
Anthony Marsh, Chief Executive, said: "It comes as no surprise to us that NYE has been the busiest night of the year for the Ambulance Service. It is a year in the planning for which as many staff as possible work through the night to ensure patient’s get help when they need it the most."
More top news
A pregnant teenager was punched in the face and knocked unconscious while sat at a bus stop in Coventry.
A man who launched a frenzied knife attack on his partner following a drinking binge at a memorial event has been jailed for 16 years.
A wanted crime suspect who taunted the police on Facebook was arrested after telling cops: “Catch me if you can”.