Gilbert Fire & Rescue is dedicated to keeping our town a safe place to live, work, and play.
We are proud to offer our citizens community outreach programs to do just that.
Prevention & Education
The Gilbert Fire Prevention Division is committed to the community and believes in the power of prevention and education by offering a wide range of services. Our aim is to reduce life and property loss in our community. We do this through educating the community in injury prevention techniques offered by the Community Services Division of the Gilbert Fire Department.
Juvenile Fire-setter Intervention Program
The focus of the Juvenile Firesetter Program is to provide a service to juveniles that have been identified to have or have been involved in firesetting behaviors. This program, is available for children and their families, is a proactive approach to stopping youth firesetting in the community. This is accomplished through a multi-level approach focusing on assessment, education, treatment, referral and follow-up through partnerships with the Town of Gilbert, courts and mental health agencies. To make an appointment or referral, please call (480) 635-7701.
Fire Safety School Program
Gilbert first grade students participate in a comprehensive fire prevention program focusing on basic safety including: 911 emergency calls, knowing two ways out of every room, matches are tools for grownups and the importance of every family having a home escape plan.
Our program is implemented in Gilbert Public Schools starting in October for fire prevention month and provides the students with the knowledge of creating a safer home and community.
For program information/questions please call (480) 503-6353.
Bicycle Safety InformationChildren and adults are encouraged to wear bike/sport helmets while participating in all wheeled-sporting activities. Helmets have been shown in studies to reduce the risk of head injury by 85 percent and the risk of brain injury by 90 percent. Nationally, only 15 percent of children bicyclists use bike helmets. Fitting a Bike Helmet Position: Put the helmet on your head so it sits evenly between the ears and rests low on your forehead. It should only be about 1-2 finger widths above your eyebrow.
Put foam pads inside the helmet so it feels comfortable but really snug. Before buckling the chin strap, have children shake their head from side to side. If the helmet moves excessively it is too big and won’t protect the child’s head no matter how tight the straps are.
Straps: Tighten the chinstraps as snugly as possible. Adjust the junction of the front and back straps so that the junction is just under the earlobes. You should be able to fit one finger in-between the chin and the chin strap.
Station ToursStation tours are scheduled by our Fire Department Administrative staff. This is a wonderful opportunity for citizens to come out and experience a fire station, meet the fire crews and learn about the fire apparatus used by our department. Many scout groups, church groups, day care centers, and other community organizations have taken advantage of this opportunity.
The recommended number of people attending a station tour should be between 5 and 20 and all ages are welcome.
A two week advance notice is suggested for station tours and can be scheduled by calling (480) 503-6300.
Safety TalksA fire crew may be available to host a safety talk to larger community groups throughout Gilbert. This opportunity provides public safety information on such topics as: fire safety, water safety, and life safety. The Gilbert Fire Department may send crews to schools, Block Watch events and organized neighborhood meetings, church groups, daycare centers, and other organized community meetings. Some brochures and handouts on injury prevention topics may be provided by the department. Safety Talks require a two-week notice and please keep in mind that crews are still in-service and may need to respond to 911 calls. Safety Talks can be scheduled by calling (480) 503-6300.
At this time, the Fire Department is unable to send crews to private birthday parties.