Residents can learn more about Lockport ambulance service

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) – Lockport residents will have the chance to ask questions about recent changes to the city’s ambulance service on Tuesday.

To save money and alleviate a budget crisis, the city is moving on to a private ambulance company. The change begins September 15 and residents can learn more at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

By the end of the year, Lockport could have a deficit of $4.6 million and the city is looking to save money wherever it can.

There will also be a change involving 911 calls. Effective September 15, any Lockport resident who calls for fire or first aid service will be transferred from the city police dispatch to the Niagara County dispatchers. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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