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2020 422 770 15
2019 453 809 14
2018 445 889 37
2017 478 936 11
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2013 390 773 12
2012 369 825 9
2011 383 698 36
2010 426 754 14
2009 455 721
2008 539 754
2007 520 647

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Santa Comes to Gamber

Recording Secretary Todd Tracey, November 21

Please check the days below to see when Santa on the fire truck will be coming to your neighborhood! Santa will leave the station around 6 pm each day and travel the routes below. Please continue to check our website and Facebook pages for any last-minute changes.

Friday Dec. 10 - Niner Road, Sykesville Road (Niner Road to Liberty Reservoir), Poole Road, Lake Forest Court, Sun Berry Court, Lake ... (Full Story)


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Have a Fire Safe Thanksgiving

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, November 04

The U.S. Fire Administration says, "Make fire safety part of every recipe."

Cooking is, by far, the leading cause of all home fires and home fire injuries. Thanksgiving Day has proven to be a particularly dangerous day; the average number of fires nearly doubles.

What causes most Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildings?

Cooking fires in residential buildings occurred more often on Thanksgiving ... (Full Story & Photos)

Causes of Thanksgiving Day fires in residences.
Source:  National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) 5.0.
Causes of Thanksgiving Day fires in residences. Source: National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) 5.0.

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Fire Prevention Chairman Bridget Weishaar explains the different aspects of an ambulance to a small group of four year olds and their teachers.
Fire Prevention Chairman Bridget Weishaar explains the different aspects of an ambulance to a small group of four year olds and their teachers.

Gamber Hosts Preschoolers for Fire Prevention Visit

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, October 10

The fire company hosted 21 preschool students and their teachers on Monday, October 4, 2021. Four-year olds from Wards Chapel Preschool in Randallstown visited the fire station in an annual event coordinated by Bridget Weishaar, fire prevention chairman.

The children enjoyed a tour of the station, small group explanations of the fire and ambulance apparatus, a demonstration of a firefighter’s turnout ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Gamber Fire Apparatus Pass Annual Testing and Inspections

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, October 04

Annual pump testing and equipment inspections on Gamber & Community Fire Co.'s fire apparatus were held on Saturday, September 25. Engines 131 and 134 and Engine/Tanker 133 went to the Carroll County Public Safety Training Center in Westminster for the testing.

Each unit went individually and connected to the underground tank that supplies the water for pump testing. A series of tests was conducted ... (Full Story & Photos)

Engine 131 undergoing its annual pump test and inspection at the Carroll County Public Safety Training Center. Chief Engineer Chuck Doyle (white hat) runs the pump. Photo by Bo Stansbury
Engine 131 undergoing its annual pump test and inspection at the Carroll County Public Safety Training Center. Chief Engineer Chuck Doyle (white hat) runs the pump. Photo by Bo Stansbury

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No Caption Voted best bingo in Carroll County 2021

Chief Charlie Green Jr, September 28

Come see us, Voted Best Place to play Bingo in Carroll County. Every Tuesday night doors open at 5pm. Lots of good surprises in October.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Annual Junior Firefighter's Day Resumes in 2021

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, September 26

Junior firefighters from ten Carroll County fire companies participated in the annual Junior's Day at the Carroll County Public Safety Training Center in Westminster on Saturday, September 25, 2021. The event was not held in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Junior members participated in several demonstrations, training exercises, and contests. Senior firefighters from several fire companies participated, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Junior and senior members from Gamber & Community Fire Co. pose for a photo.
Junior and senior members from Gamber & Community Fire Co. pose for a photo.

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Gamber's old Engine 134 leaves for its new home in Wisconsin on December 7, 2011.
Gamber's old Engine 134 leaves for its new home in Wisconsin on December 7, 2011.

Gamber’s First Engine 134 Still Serving; Responded to NYC in 2001

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, September 20

On Wednesday, December 7, 2011, the old Engine 134, a 1999 Pierce Saber, left Gamber for its new home in Cazenovia, Wisconsin. The apparatus was sold to make room for the new engine that was expected to arrive early in 2012.

https://www.gambervfd.org/news/386/Engine-134-Leaves-for-A-New-Home

In addition to being a front-line apparatus at Gamber & Community Fire Co., the engine also has some special ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Charter Member Wesley L. "Buddy" Lindsay Remembered

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, September 14

Wesley Leroy "Buddy" Lindsay, age 77, of Finksburg, passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at home.

Born August 30, 1944, in Hanover, PA he was the son of the late Frank Leroy Lindsay and Ruth Mae Poole Lindsay. He was the loving husband of Sarah Elizabeth Covington Lindsay.

Buddy retired as a machinist quality control inspector from MAC Machine where he had worked for many years. He was a veteran ... (Full Story & Photos)

Buddy was honored with a certificate from the Maryland General Assembly on May 10, 2014 at the fire company's 50th Anniversary Banquet. State Senator Justin Ready and Delegate Susan Krebs presented the award.
Buddy was honored with a certificate from the Maryland General Assembly on May 10, 2014 at the fire company's 50th Anniversary Banquet. State Senator Justin Ready and Delegate Susan Krebs presented the award.

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Scene from the 2021 Carnival.
Scene from the 2021 Carnival.

Carnival Raffle Winners Announced

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, September 13

The members of the Gamber & Community Fire Company and the Gamber Junior Fire Company want to extend our thanks to the community for supporting our 2021 carnival.

Once we have taken a well deserved rest, we will begin planning for next year's big event which will return to our traditional May/June dates around Memorial Day. Thank you again from all of us.

Congratulations to our 2021 carnival raffle ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Swiftwater Training in the Potomac River

Lieutenant Patrick Livesay, July 24

Members of the Gamber and Community Fire Company Water Rescue Team, and Carroll County ATR (Advanced Technical Rescue) Team spent the day on the Potomac River practicing swift-water rescue skills.

This particular section of the Potomac River is the feeder canal adjacent to the C&O Canal, also known as Lock #6. This feeder canal was originally created to allow additional water into the C&O Canal ... (Full Story & Photos)

Proper entry technique for a live victim rescue
Proper entry technique for a live victim rescue

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