Lockport Fire Department could see federal help

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) — City of Lockport leaders are considering moving forward with a plan that could bring in federal funding to help out their fire department.

Lockport Fire Department cut 11 firefighter positions in 2014 due to budget cuts. Lockport’s Mayor Anne McCaffrey says the city is looking at applying for a SAFER grant from FEMA to access federal funds.

McCaffrey says the grant could help pay for four firefighters for two years. She says Lockport’s City Council will vote Wednesday to further the grant application process.

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