Government Fleet Top News

N.Y. City Considers Outsourcing Ambulance Service

May 28, 2014

A Buffalo-area suburb is expected to shift its ambulance service to a private company if a judge blocks its efforts to reduce staffing levels, reports the Buffalo News.

The City of Lockport has begun discussions about outsourcing the service, following a court battle with the local firefighter union, after the city attempted to reduce staffing on each shift from nine to seven firefighters.

A meeting to initiate the outsourcing bid was canceled after State Supreme Court Justice Ralph A. Boniello III issued a temporary restraining order halting the city's reductions.

The city is expected to eliminate the service if it wins the lawsuit, Fire Chief Thomas Passuite wrote in an affidavit quoted by the Buffalo News.

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Recent Topics

Has anyone played with the idea of leasing vehicles' vs. purchasing. And are there any benefits to it. I know Enterprise offers a...

View Topic

Good afternoon all. We have been looking at trying a fuel additive developed by a company called DPF Remedy. The benefits are supposed...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1019 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

The availability of certain forms of vehicle-related insurance through a leasing company.

Read more