2018 – The administration was provided office space on the Town of Garner’s town hall campus at 914 7th Avenue. This location offered more office, meeting, training, and storage space for the growing department. Inside the lobby of the administration building, a small history museum was added showcasing photographs and artifacts over the last 60 years of the department’s history.
2019 – Garner’s second ladder truck, a 2019 – 107’ Pierce Ascendant aerial was purchased and placed in service at Station three.
2020 – In January 2020, a new assistant chief was added to the administrative team of Garner Fire-Rescue and was charged with leading the organization’s continuous improvement efforts bringing extensive knowledge in accreditation, data analysis, records management systems, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and ISO compliance.
2021 – In January, the agency anticipates hiring three new firefighter positions, increasing the ladder company’s staffing levels to four employees per 24-hour shift.