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All events are postponed until May 1, 2020

The Gamber & Community Fire Company is complying with Governor Larry Hogan's Executive Order to restrict mass gatherings due to the current public health emergency. The firehouse and social hall are closed to all visitors. All events and social hall rentals are postponed until May 1st, 2020. Please refrain from calling the firehouse for CoVID 19 information. All questions should be directed to the Carroll County Health Department at 410-876-4848. Click on the above image for additional information.


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Chief Charlie Green Jr, March 13

The Gamber and Community Fire Company is complying with Governor Larry Hogan's statewide order to cancel the hosting of large events because of the outbreak of the COVID 19 virus.

To that end, the Firehouse and Social Hall are closed to all visitors. All social and rental events at Gamber are postponed until atleast May 1. We will be reevaluating this as time moves forward as new information is gathered ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Head-on Collision Forces Road Closure on Sykesville Road (Route 32)

Board of Director Bruce Bouch, March 09

Just after 6:00 PM, members and staff from Gamber and Reese Fire Departments responded to a head-on collision between a pick-up truck and a four-door sedan near the intersection of Sykesville Road and Cindy Lane. As result of the crash, both drivers were trapped inside their vehicles and crews used various hydraulic tools to extricate the patients. No other occupants were in either vehicle. The ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Photo by B. Myers
Photo by B. Myers

Gamber Assists on Strawbridge Mansion Fire in Eldersburg

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, March 06

A major fire destroyed the Strawbridge Mansion on Friday evening, March 6. Gamber & Community Fire Co. assisted Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department on the fire with Engine 134 and Engine Tanker 133. Units from Winfield also assisted.

The call was dispatched at 7:55 pm as a possible house fire but it was almost immediately reported as a working fire since flames were visible from a distance.

Units ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Deer Park Road Crash

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, February 04

A single vehicle crash occurred on February 3, 2020 at approximately 3:45 pm. Units from Gamber & Community Fire Co. were alerted and responded to the 2100 block of Deer Park Rd. in Finksburg.

Responders found a single car had run partially up a utility pole support wire. Electrical service was knocked out in the vicinity. There were no injuries in the crash. Units cleared after arrival of BGE.

Photos ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Public Information Officer Clay Myers, February 03

A single vehicle crash resulted in a working rescue in the 3500 block of Niner Road in Finksburg. Fire company units were alerted at 12:57 am on February 2, 2020 and Medic 139 and Engine 134 from Gamber & Community Fire Co. responded along with Rescue Squad 12 from Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department.

Units found a single car resting on the driver's side of the vehicle. It apparently had ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2020 Scholarship Opportunity Announced -13th Year Serving the Community

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, January 23

The Oscar Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fund

BACKGROUND

The Gamber and Community Fire Company in cooperation with the Oscar Brothers family will once again be offering a four year college scholarship to a student who lives within the primary area serviced by the fire company. This scholarship will officially be known as the Oscar Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The Brothers family has been ... (Full Story)


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Front end primed.
Front end primed.

Engine to be Refurbished

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, January 17

Gamber & Community Fire Company's Engine 131 has been scheduled to be refurbished over the next five months. The unit will be transported to Atlantic Emergency Solutions' collision center in Roanoke, Virginia sometime during the week of January 20.

Engine 131 is a 2000 Pierce Dash pumper with an eight man cab and a 1000 gallon water tank. During the process, all corrosion will be removed, the body ... (Full Story & Photos)

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New Officers for 2020

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, December 31

New officers have been elected and appointed to Fire/Rescue/EMS and administrative positions for the Gamber and Community Fire Co. as follows:

2020 Administrative Officers

President – Dale Bollinger
1st Vice President – Chad Hastings
2nd Vice President – Richard Yingling
Treasurer – Susan Sullivan
Recording Secretary - Christine Green
Corresponding Secretary - Jeannie Green
Sergeant-at-Arms - Charles ... (Full Story)


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Santa ready to hear from the kids what they want for Christmas. Santa's chief Elf, Donna, is ready to assist.
Santa ready to hear from the kids what they want for Christmas. Santa's chief Elf, Donna, is ready to assist.

Santa Breakfast Has Huge Turn Out

Firefighter/EMT Sean Baldwin, December 07

Santa and The Gamber and Community Fire company would like to say thank you to everyone who made it out this morning! We had an excellent turn out of almost 800 people who came out to eat pancakes and sit with Santa next to our fire engines.

We would like to remind everyone that Santa will be back in town December 13th thru the 19th riding on our fire engine through your neighborhoods! Please check ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Service Call for Vehicle in a Pond

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, November 27

Divers from Gamber & Community Fire Company were called at 10:50 am on Wednesday morning to assist in the retrieval of an automobile from a farm pond in Gamber. The car had accidentally rolled down a long hill, unoccupied, and entered the pond.

The fire company dive team assisted the tow truck operator and the homeowners. One diver, Joseph Petrowicz, entered the water and hooked the tow line to the ... (Full Story & Photos)

The diver prepares to submerge and attach the tow line.
The diver prepares to submerge and attach the tow line.

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