New Fire Station in Gilbert, AZ

Manager’s Update: June 11, 2015

In this week’s Manager’s Update, I’m speaking with Gilbert Fire & Rescue about the new fire station and the upcoming grand opening. Please join us for the dedication on Saturday June 20th at 8 a.m. Gilbert Fire Station #7 is located at 625 W. Warner Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85233.

For more information please visit.

Water Safety ABC’s Gilbert, AZ

Manager’s Update: April 30, 2015

In this week’s Manager’s Update Town Manager Patrick Banger speaks with Gilbert Fire & Rescue Captain Gary Hildebrandt about the importance of water safety and the ABC’s that will keep children safe this swim season.

For more information regarding water safety, click here for a pdf with details.

Gilbert Police & Fire Annual Toy Drive

Manager’s Update: December 11, 2014

Would you like to donate a toy to a Gilbert boy or girl this holiday season? In this week’s Manager’s Update we’re talking about Gilbert’s Annual Toy Drive with Vickie Owen from the Gilbert Police Department and Jean Sperke from Gilbert Fire & Rescue. Toys are being collected up until Dec. 19th.

If you know a family in need or would like to donate, click here to learn more.

SPARK App League Awards

Manager’s Update: May 1, 2014

In this week’s Manager’s Update I talk with Gilbert Fire & Rescue Chief Jim Jobusch about the SPARK App League Awards Ceremony. This year’s SPARK App League challenged high school students from across Arizona to build mobile applications for Gilbert’s Fire and Rescue Department. To learn more, please visit

Yarnell Fire Support

Manager’s Update: July 10, 2013

Due to the events related to the lives lost in the Yarnell Fire, this Manager’s Update is being posted one week early and is dedicated to the Prescott 19.

This week I talk with Assistant Fire Chief Vance Gray about the Yarnell fire and Gilbert Fire & Rescue and Gilbert Police Department’s involvement and what we can all do to help.

Join Gilbert Police and Gilbert Fire & Rescue for Guns vs. Hoses, a charity hockey game this Saturday. Admission is free and all donations will go to the 100 Club of Arizona Survivor’s fund. The event is Saturday July 13 @ 12:00, at Gilbert Polar Ice.

Donations can also be made online:

Please look for my next update on August 1.