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Fire company reviewing future of its EMT service

LOCKPORT – South Lockport Fire Company announced this week that it is reviewing the future of its emergency medical technician service because of a shortage of members.

President Peter Smith said the volunteer fire company is reviewing options for its long-term planning and has warned the Town of Lockport and the county Emergency Management Office of possible changes.

Increased regulatory and training requirements have driven up the cost of the service, he said in a statement.

Smith said, “This does not mean the South Lockport Fire Company is not going to respond to the community’s calls.

“We will continue to respond to all emergency calls within our response area in the Town of Lockport.

“That said, other organizations may be assisting us in our response.

“It is our assumed duty to the community to provide this service, and we are striving to provide this in the best manner possible for the community.”

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