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.
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.
Become a National Weather Service Storm Spotter
- Date: 04/10/2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- Location: Gilbert Fire Department Administration
85 E Civic Center Drive
Gilbert, Arizona 85296
A free training class will be held in Gilbert on Thursday April 10th that will teach people how to properly identify and report significant weather phenomena and contribute to public safety. Even with sophisticated technology like radar and satellites, we still need ground truth information from trained weather spotters throughout the year. You will learn about how thunderstorms work, how to identify cloud features associated with microbursts and tornadoes, visually estimate wind speeds, and how your reports tie in to warnings and advisories issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). In addition, you will learn about all of the services available from the NWS. See below for details on time, location, and pre-registration.
Adult volunteers are community minded individuals, who understand that they play an essential role in providing storm information to the National Weather Service. Anyone can be a spotter and we encourage those that like to pay attention to the weather to become involved.
In Arizona, the NWS Phoenix Office forecasts for Maricopa, La Paz, Yuma, southern Gila, and northwest Pinal counties. In southeast California, we forecast for Imperial and Eastern Riverside counties.
Time: April 10th 7 pm – 9 pm
Location: Gilbert Fire Dept. Administration
85 E. Civic Center Dr.
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Pre-registration: Contact Kim Yonda-Lead
Immediately following the presentation, completion certificates will be issued and program participation will be confirmed. If you have any questions, please contact Ken Waters or Austin Jamison at the NWS Phoenix Forecast Office – (602) 275-0073 (option 5) or visit weather.gov/phoenix and click on the link for “Skywarn” found in the Weather Safety section.