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We hope work to be complete by March 1, 2019.

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2019 Scholarship Opportunity Announced -12th Year Serving the Community

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, January 13

The Oscar Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fund


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)

No Caption Engine Tanker 133 Responds to 1st Fire of the Year

Firefighter/EMT Todd Tracey, January 05

Around 0057 hours on January 5, 2019, Carroll County Emergency Communications (ECC) sounded the first "box alarm" of the year. ECC had initial reports of a vehicle into a structure that had caught fire and was spreading into the building. E33 from Westminster arrived on the scene to find a vehicle had collided with the structure and both were well involved.

Command requested the Tanker Task Force ... (Full Story & Photos)

Social Hall Undergoing Major Renovations

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, January 01

The social hall at our station is undergoing major renovations. Currently, the ceiling has been removed as have all the old HVAC and smoke control equipment located above the ceiling. All lighting fixtures have also been removed. A temporary protective floor has been installed over the existing floor which will remain.

The plan is to install all new air conditioning equipment and attic insulation ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Gamber Now Recruiting Administrative Members!

Firefighter/EMT Todd Tracey, December 31

Not interested in riding the fire engine but want to help your community? Much like a well oiled machine, our company takes the hard work of many volunteers to complete our mission. Our primary mission is to preserve life, property, and the environment in that order. Our commitment to that goal and your support for us has brought the latest technology, training, and apparatus to the front lines ... (Full Story & Photos)

New Officers for 2019

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:

2019 Administrative Officers

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

No Caption Vehicle Rescue at Rt 91 and Deer Park Road

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, December 18

Gamber & Community Fire Co. units were alerted for a vehicle collision at approximately 6:00 pm on Monday, December 17. The collision was located at Route 91 and Deer Park Road. Sykesville's Rescue Squad 12 was also alerted on the call.

Two vehicles were involved, an SUV and a van. Four patients were transported to area hospitals with at least one patient considered a trauma case. That patient was ... (Full Story & Photos)

Holiday Fire Safety

EMS Lieutenant Bridget Weishaar, December 14

Holiday Safety Tips

-Only use decorations that are flame-retardant or not flammable.
-Check holiday lights each year for frayed wires or excessive wear.
-Don’t link more than three strands of holiday lights.
-Never leave a burning candle unattended. Consider using battery-operated flameless candles.
-Keep your live Christmas tree away from heat sources and room exits.
-Water your live Christmas tree ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Gamber Responds to 2nd Alarm Fire

Firefighter/EMT Todd Tracey, December 06

Around 12:27 pm on Thursday, December 6, Carroll County Emergency Communications Center transmitted the house fire assignment in the 1600 block of Bowersox Road in New Windsor. Shortly thereafter, a nearby Carroll County public works employee called in and advised heavy fire on the second floor and through the roof.

A Tanker Task Force was requested to provide additional water to the rural fire ... (Full Story & Photos)

Christmas Tree Safety

Firefighter/EMT Todd Tracey, December 03

Hopefully your Christmas tree is as pretty as ours. This holiday season remember to water your tree daily if using a live tree. When placing your tree be sure to avoid heating elements and electrical outlets! This holiday season hopefully we only see you when we bring Santa to your neighborhood!

... (Full Story & Photos)

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Gamber Fire Company Reminds Drivers to Slow Down & Move Over

Firefighter/EMT Todd Tracey, November 27

Maryland drivers are reminded to always slow down and move over when passing emergency services vehicles. This is especially important when winter weather strikes and road conditions deteriorate.

Violators of the law are subject to a $110 fine and one point against the driver's license. The fine is $750 if the violation results in death or serious injury.

... (Full Story)


Our primary mission is to preserve life, property, and the environment in that order.  Our commitment to that goal and your support for us has brought  the latest technology, training, and apparatus to the front lines to provide you with a better service.

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