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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.

Check back soon for information on community programs and take a moment to explore the data to see a statistical breakdown of falls in Gilbert. 

 For other resources and to request a home assessment visit the Falls Prevention page.

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picture of Labrador on fire engineGilbert Fire Welcomes Zeta

The Gilbert Fire & Rescue Department is excited to welcome a new member to their team, Zeta, the department’s new Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) arson detection dog. Zeta came to GFRD last month after a six-week training course in Virginia with her handler, fire investigator David Zehring, and ATF. 

Watch to learn more about Zeta.

Joe’s Real BBQ Free Barbecue Day

  • Date: 05/06/2015  

Joe’s Real BBQ is planning on giving away over 5,000 free meals during their annual Customer Appreciation Day Wednesday, May 6th, 2015.

What:                                  Free Barbecue Day

Where:                                Joe’s Real BBQ

                                                301 N. Gilbert Road                                 

                                                Gilbert, Arizona, 85234


When:                                  Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 (11:00 AM-3:00 PM , 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM)

                                                (Closed between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM)

Free meal includes:                

·      Choice of a pulled pork or chicken breast sandwich

·      Fresh homemade coleslaw, BBQ Pit Beans, and a drink.   

·      There will be children’s sized sandwiches available for the little ones


·      Only one meal per person

·      Must be present to receive free meal

·      No take out

·      No other menu items will be offered

Food Drive:  If you wish to help Open Arms Care Center, please bring cans of food (fruit in particular) or boxes of cereal.  The food donations are not required for the free meal, but a great opportunity to help Open Arms help those in need.  An all-volunteer non-profit center, our Gilbert Road neighbor since 2001 provides food and clothing to the homeless and less fortunate.

History of Free Barbecue Day:

Free Barbecue Day has been an annual tradition since the year 2000 when owners Joe Johnston, Tim and Tad Peelen decided they wanted to do something special to give back to the community.   They have given away over 67,000 free meals on customer appreciation days at the BBQ alone, in addition to the November customer appreciation days at sister restaurant Joe’s Farm Grill.

About Joe’s Real BBQ:

Established in 1998 inside an historic 1929 brick building in downtown Gilbert, Arizona; Joe's Real BBQ serves mouth watering barbecue – quality meats cooked slowly over smoky sweet pecan wood. People travel from all over the country to visit the award-winning hometown restaurant that has received national attention. 

Joe’s Real BBQ has been named “Best Barbecue Restaurant” by the East Valley Tribune and “Best Pulled Pork in Phoenix” by Readers of Phoenix New Times.  They have also been featured in numerous publications including: Chef Paul Kirk’s America’s Best BBQ: 100 Recipes from America’s Best Smokehouses, Pits, Shacks, Rib Joints, Roadhousesand Restaurants; Sunset Magazine100 Years 100 Chefs 100 Recipes (AZ Centennial Cookbook),  KAET and Arizona Highways Television.

We are also have a location in Sky Harbor Terminal 4 before security.

For more information go to: or email

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