A THIRTY-THREE per cent statewide spike in ambulance call-outs last weekend has led to a reminder for people to stay safe during the warmer months.
Ambulance Tasmania received 141 emergency calls in the 24 hours from midnight Friday to midnight Saturday last week.
This compares to an average of 106 calls for this time period in the current financial year.
The most common call-outs were for breathing problems and the category of "sick persons".
Other emergencies included physical injuries and loss of consciousness.
Ambulance Tasmania chief executive Dominic Morgan said it was fair to say that alcohol- related injury and sickness formed a significant portion of paramedics' work, particularly on weekends.
"The exact reason for the spike in demand last weekend is not known, however as we move into the warmer months, people do tend to take part in riskier behaviour," he said.
"So our stay safe and look out for your mates message is particularly important for Tasmanians looking to head out and have a good time.
"Ambulance Tasmania was able to deal with demand in its normal rostering system and maintained average response times."
Mr Morgan advised people to plan their night out with friends and family before leaving home.
"If you are partying, don't take unnecessary risks," he said.
"Make sure you have a designated driver and don't accept drinks from people you don't know and trust.
"Not everyone acts the same way when intoxicated, so don't overdo it.
"It may mean you end up in the back of an Ambulance Tasmania vehicle which is not the end to a night out that anyone wants."