The Gilroy Fire Department has embarked on becoming a HEART Safe Community. The department is accomplishing this goal through public awareness, education, and community CPR/AED training. Gilroy Fire has also partnered with local businesses and Gilroy non-profits to acquire AED's (automated external defibrillator) for their businesses. Gilroy Fire works closely with local hospitals. and the County EMS agency, to provide the best pre-hospital delivery possible to increase the odds of patients surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest.