The Gilbert-Franklin Fire Department offers the public the opportunity to visit our fire stations upon appointment. Fire station tours are excellent opportunities for children and adults to learn what is like to be a firefighter. Tours include a look at the fire trucks and various equipment that is used to help save lives and minimize property damage. Tour participants also get the opportunity to look at the gear that firefighters must use to protect themselves inside of a burning building. Tours are available upon request by contacting Chief Dave Zeisneiss. You may contact email@example.com to schedule a visit.
We appreciate the opportunity to share the experience of being a professional firefighter and serving our community. A word of caution - if you do not want your child to grow up and become a firefighter, you may not want to tour the fire station: Numerous children have made a career change after visiting one of our facilities!
Our department participates in the NFPA Fire Prevention Program each year. Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire.
The Gilbert firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to decrease casualties caused by fires. Our volunteers spend eight hours each year at the Gilbert Elementary and Intermediate School with grades K-4.
The Gilbert-Franklin Fire Department will occasionally offer CPR and First Aid Classes for community groups. We teach to the AHA (American Heart Association) Standard. All classes require pre-registration. Contact Chief Dave Zeisneiss at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We provide EMS coverage, upon request, at special events throughout the township, including all Gilbert High School football games and during the annual Gilbert Days community celebration.
The Gilbert-Franklin Township Fire and Rescue Agency serves families and businesses in the Gilbert area by offering fire protection and emergency medical services. The Gilbert Iowa Firefighters Association supports the firefighters and EMTs who respond to approximately 150 calls a year through fundraising development.
We'd love to touch base --- whether you have time, talent, treasures or simply ideas to share.
GFFD Chief, Dave Zeisneiss
GIFA, Box 1, Gilbert, Iowa 50105