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.
Gilbert residents needing medical transport may soon find themselves riding in an ambulance operated by the Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department.
The new ambulance, Medic 253, will be crewed by trained civilian emergency medical technicians (EMT) and paramedics out of Fire Station 3.
Learn more about the new ambulance service.
Gilbert Feeding Families Food Drive
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This May, Gilbert, Arizona will be hosting its annual Gilbert Feeding Families community food drive with the goal of raising 1,000 pounds for every square mile of Gilbert by collecting 72,600 meals.
All of the food and money donated will go directly to feeding the Gilbert community. The United Food Bank works with seven different Gilbert organizations to distribute more than 163,000 meals to support their programs.
Donation drop off sites will be located around Gilbert, including the fire stations, recreation centers, Town Hall, Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Alliance, and other Gilbert businesses. For a full list, visit www.gilbertaz.gov/feedingfamilies.
Special donation sites will also be set up at the following events:
- Thursday, May 14th: Downtown Concert
- Thursday, May 28th: Downtown Concert
- Saturday, May 30th: Gilbert Farmers Market (The MidFirst Coin Van will be onsite collecting change)
Online donations are being accepted at www.gilbertaz.gov/feeding families. Every dollar donated provides food for five meals.
Gilbert Feeding Families will be hosting a restaurant night on Wednesday, May 6th. Visit one of the participating restaurants and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the food drive. For a full list of participating restaurants, visit www.gilbertaz.gov/feedingfamilies.
The final weigh-in event will take place on Monday, June 8th at 7:30 a.m. at Town Hall.
If you or your business is interested in participating, visit www.gilbertaz.gov/feedingfamilies or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Follow @GilbertYourTown on Twitter and Gilbert Town Hall on Facebook for additional event information.
Let’s feed Gilbert this May. #FeedGilbert