07/13/08 31 W - + 14 - 12 Garner Fire Department Changes Name

Effective July 1, they are now named Garner Volunteer Fire-Rescue, Inc. The corporation was formed on August 15, 1952 as Garner Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. Learn more about GVFR.

Just one question, why?
wcff - 07/13/08 - 23:11

I second that question. Does this name change have some import as to the future of the venerable Garner Rescue? Although beset by difficulties over the past few years they seem (?) to have been getting a handle on things and providing a service.
FYI - 07/14/08 - 23:16

Seems Caryesque. Years of genetic crossbreeding between those depts
lcj - 07/15/08 - 09:00

I normally don’t post on blogs, but maybe the topic needs clairfication. When a fire department becomes state rescue certified such as light, medium, or heavy, it must change its charter to include rescue services. We became medium certified last year so we changed our name to inform the citizens of the district that we serve and to comply with the standard. As for Garner Rescue they still provide primary rescue services inside the town limits, and we will assist them in anything they need. We expect the same thing from them while we provide primary rescue services in the county. And last in response to the crossbreeding comment, I would hate to be apart of an orginazation that would not use ideas from other fire departments. I have and will continue to learn vaulable information from outside agencies that shine new light on old problems.
Matt Poole (Email) - 07/15/08 - 15:34

I too normally do not post to blogs, but I will echo Captain Poole’s comments on this one. Garner EMS & Rescue does work with and will utilize Garner Fire whenever necessary and would respond outside the Town anytime requested. When working on a scene, we do so in unison. Each department has a primary response area (regarding rescue services) that they are a responsible for and will utilize each other for back up and support.
Bill Frederick (Email) - 07/15/08 - 16:13

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