The Gilbert Fire & Rescue's dedicated volunteer staff provides invaluable service to the Town of Gilbert.
|Community Outreach & Education
Gilbert Fire & Rescue is proud to offer several community outreach programs including station tours, car seat clinics and safety classes.
Protecting Older Residents: Preventing Falls
Gilbert Fire & Rescue’s number one call for service is falls, and residents age 65 years and older are the most at risk. In fact, an older adult dies from a fall every 20 minutes in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
That’s why Gilbert Fire & Rescue is teaming up with Dignity Health Trauma Services to develop prevention strategies and community programs to help educate and empower older residents.
Think you or a loved one may be at risk for falling? Take this quiz to find out.
For other resources and to request a home assessment visit the Falls Prevention page.
From July 8-27, Gilbert Fire & Rescue is collecting items benefiting Gilbert Public Schools for its annual Back To School Drive. There are several ways to participate:
1. Purchase items off our Amazon Wish List
2. Ship items from a retailer of your choice and send to Fire Admin (85 E Civic Center Dr, Gilbert, AZ 85296)
3. Drop items off at Fire Admin, Gilbert Municipal Building 1 or Gilbert Municipal Building 2)
Holocaust-era Rail Car Exhibit
Public welcome to view important part of history
- Date: 04/01/2015 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
- Location: Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Pecos Campus
2626 E. Pecos Rd
Chandler, Arizona 85225
A Holocaust-era rail car from Macedonia will be on display on Wednesday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s Pecos Campus as part of an experiential learning opportunity about genocide. The 11-ton, 33-foot-long rail car is the type and kind that Nazi Germany used to transport Holocaust victims to labor and death camps during WWII.
The exhibit, which was coordinated by the East Valley Jewish Community Center, utilizes Stanton's eight stages of genocide so students and the community can learn about how events like the Holocaust develop. As individuals learn and understand those eight stages, they can apply them to current events on a local, national and global level. The rail car also comes with recorded voices and docents enabling visitors to learn from personal perspective, while considering present issues.
This is the first time the rail car has been put on display at a college in Arizona and the event is open to the public. A representative from the East Valley Jewish Community Center will be available to discuss the history of the rail car. Attendees can also walk to the college library to view the 'Then They Came For Us...A Revolutionary Exhibit' which includes photos from the Holocaust, the Civil Rights movement and the treatments of Blacks in Europe. The library exhibit will remain until April 3.
Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Pecos Campus, 2626 E. Pecos Rd., Chandler, AZ 85225