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No Caption Fatal Fire in Finksburg

Public Information Officer Bruce Bouch, November 13

At 12:20 a.m., Carroll County Emergency Operations Center received a call concerning a fire in the basement of the dwelling with someone possibly trapped inside at 3134 Slasmans Road in Finksburg. First arriving crews from Gamber found fire and heavy smoke conditions coming from the home converted into apartments. Several additional firefighters from multiple fire departments responded to the scene ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Gamber Member, Bruce Bouch, Wins Mid-Atlantic Award

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, November 03

THE 2018 JOHN C. SPIKER, SR.
EXCELLENCE IN LIFE SAFETY EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

The “Excellence in Life Safety Educator of the Year Award” is given to an individual or organization that provides significant and innovative contributions in the field of fire and or life safety educational programs.

At the 59th Annual Mid-Atlantic Life Safety Conference, held on September 25, 2018, it was announced ... (Full Story & Photos)

THE 2018 JOHN C. SPIKER, SR. EXCELLENCE IN LIFE SAFETY EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD winner, Bruce Bouch, center. Presenting the award is John Spiker, Jr. (l) and Maryland 
State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci (r)
THE 2018 JOHN C. SPIKER, SR. EXCELLENCE IN LIFE SAFETY EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD winner, Bruce Bouch, center. Presenting the award is John Spiker, Jr. (l) and Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci (r)

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Basement Fire on London Bridge Road

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, November 03

Crews from Gamber & Community Fire Company and neighboring fire departments were alerted for a house fire on London Bridge Road in Sykesville Friday evening. The initial call was dispatched at 6:49 pm for a house fire in the 3900 block.

First arriving crews from Gamber reported a dwelling with nothing showing from the front of the house. Upon further investigation, smoke was reported from the rear ... (Full Story)


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Dive Team assists with vehicle rescue

Lieutenant Shawn Chenoweth, October 21

On Friday October 19th at 6:28pm the Gamber and Community Fire Company Dive Team was alerted to assist with a vehicle collision with rescue at the intersection of Old Taneytown Road and Mayberry Road just outside Taneytown.

First arriving units found a vehicle off the road upside down in a pond with one person still inside. Crews extricated the patient prior to arrival of Dive Unit 13. Divers conducted ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter/EMT Todd Tracey, October 04

Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsors the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, the official national tribute to those firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Last year, as part of this tribute, the Foundation created Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters to recognize the 25th anniversary of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Prevention Week

EMS Lieutenant Bridget Weishaar, October 03

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
OCTOBER 7 - 13, 2018

It's time for Fire Prevention Week. From October 7-13 the Office of the State Fire Marshal is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) United States Fire Administration (USFA) and fire departments throughout the State to remind residents to LOOK. LISTEN. LEARN. BE AWARE. FIRE CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE.

During this year's fire safety ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Still smiling after all the work! 
From left to right: Rose Pandolfini, MelissaTeresi, Dexter White, Bruce Bouch
Still smiling after all the work! From left to right: Rose Pandolfini, MelissaTeresi, Dexter White, Bruce Bouch

Members from Gamber Lend a Hand

Public Information Officer Bruce Bouch, September 16

Beginning at 0630 on Saturday morning, two members, Rose Pandolfini and Bruce Bouch, ascended on Firehouse Subs in Westminster to assist the owner, Dexter White and his store manager Melissa Teresi with preparing 250 box lunches. This is but a small amount of the 9,000 requested from all Firehouse Subs locations to support those who are in the devastating path of Hurricane Florence in the Carolina's. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Water Rescue Team Members Practice Rope Techniques and Knots

Public Information Officer Bruce Bouch, September 14

Chief Charlie Green leads members of the dive and swiftwater rescue team on a ropes and knots reminder course ahead of the developing storms striking the east coast. We accomplished basic knot tying to high angle boat tethering techniques on Thursday night at the firehouse. All members reviewed and displayed their skills with ease as the evening progressed.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief Charlie Green Jr, September 11

Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land. Potential threats from hurricanes include powerful winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, tornadoes, and landslides. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The Pacific hurricane season runs May 15 to November 30. Hurricanes:

Can happen along ... (Full Story & Photos)

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GCFC 'Fighting for a Cure' Shirt/Sweatshirt

Chief Charlie Green Jr, August 13

The wait is over, and it is time to order your very own 'Fighting for a Cure' garment!

For every garment, you purchase there will be a $5 donation to a local charity! Unlike our other shirts, this design is open to the public for purchase; please feel free to share among family and friends! The more garments sold, the more funds we will raise for our local charity.

The order form is attached to ... (Full Story & Photos)

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