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Santa visited Gamber by fire engine in 1978. Photo provided by the Hill Family.
Santa visited Gamber by fire engine in 1978. Photo provided by the Hill Family.

Santa is coming to Gamber!

Recording Secretary Todd Tracey, November 27

Gamber & Community Fire Company is pleased to announce our Santa routes this year! We have scheduled the below days and roads for Santa to come to Gamber. This schedule may change based on inclement weather, operational necessity, and other variables. Please check our website and Facebook for any changes!

Friday Dec. 9 - Niner Road, Sykesville Road (Niner Road to Liberty Reservoir), Poole Road, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Two Medevacs Back-to-Back

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, November 23

Gamber & Community Fire Co. was alerted for a motor vehicle collision on Wednesday, November 23 at approximately 2:39 pm. The initial call was dispatched as a vehicle collision in the 1700 block of Deer Park Rd. in Finksburg.

Chief 13-2, Chad Hastings, arrived on the scene first and upgraded the incident to a working rescue with one person trapped in an SUV. He also requested a rescue assignment. ... (Full Story & Photos)

The SUV after its doors and roof were removed.
The SUV after its doors and roof were removed.

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Public Information Officer Clay Myers, November 13

Gamber & Community Fire Co. and neighboring fire departments were alerted for a house fire at approximately 2:45 pm on Sunday, November 13, 2022. The house was in the 3500 Block of Nicholson Road in Westminster.

Fire company units arrived on the scene and discovered a working fire in a two-story single-family dwelling with an attached two-car garage. Fire was showing though the roof of the garage ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Saturday Morning Fire Training

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, September 17

Firefighters from Gamber participated in fire training on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Carroll County Public Safety Training Center in Westminster. The drill focused on engine company operations such as pulling hand lines, extending hand lines, standpipe pack operations, and flowing water. The training was coordinated and supervised by Lieutenant 13-1 Frank Smith and Lieutenant 13-3 Sean Baldwin.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Gamber’s Engine 131 Assists Hampstead on Structure Fire

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, September 06

Gamber & Community Fire Co. assisted Hampstead Volunteer Fire Co. with a building fire on Saturday, September 3, 2022. The fire at the Dollar General store in the 800 block of S. Main St. went to a second alarm and Gamber’s Engine 131 responded to the scene.

The crew from Gamber assisted with roof operations and ventilation. Later in the incident, Engine 134 was alerted to fill-in Hampstead Station ... (Full Story)


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New Water Rescue Boat Ready for Service

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, September 01

The fire company is placing a new water rescue boat in service. It is a 2022 Zodiac Milpro Grand Raid Mark 2. It is 14’ in length and will be powered by a 2011 Honda 30 HP outboard motor. This motor powered the previous Zodiac rescue boat, a 2010 Mark 2 Futura model and the Honda is still in very good condition. The new boat will be identified as Boat 13-1.

The fire company authorized the replacement ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Mike with his famous air horn at an earlier fire company carnival
Mike with his famous air horn at an earlier fire company carnival

Gamber Announces the Passing of Life Member Mike Sullivan

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, July 28

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that the Gamber & Community Fire Co. announces the passing of Life Member Mike Sullivan.

William Michael “Mike” Sullivan, 60, of Sykesville passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore from injuries sustained in an accident.

Born February 10, 1962, in Baltimore, he was the son of William ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Have a Safe 4th of July!

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, June 30

This July 4th holiday weekend, the best way to protect your family from fireworks injuries is to not use them at home. Have a Safe 4th of July!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Left to right, Terry Brothers and Lauren Johnson, representing the Oscar Brothers Family, and Michael Jaret and his parents, Jeanne and Jon Jaret. Terry Brothers is one of the sons of Oscar Brothers and Lauren Johnson is a great grand daughter of Oscar.
Left to right, Terry Brothers and Lauren Johnson, representing the Oscar Brothers Family, and Michael Jaret and his parents, Jeanne and Jon Jaret. Terry Brothers is one of the sons of Oscar Brothers and Lauren Johnson is a great grand daughter of Oscar.

Gamber Scholarship Winners Announced

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, June 25

Members of the Gamber & Community Fire Co. and the Oscar Brothers Family are pleased to announce that Ryan Kirkpatrick and Michael Jaret have been named the winners of the 2022 Oscar Brothers Memorial Scholarship.

This scholarship is jointly sponsored by the Oscar Brothers family and the Gamber & Community Fire Company, and it awards a combined total to each student of up to $21,000.00 over four ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Gamber President inducted into County Hall Of Fame

Public Information Officer Todd Tracey, June 14

Gamber President Dale Bollinger entered into Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services Association (CCVESA) Hall of Fame at the 2022 Convention.

At its 2022 Convention, CCVESA selected several new members to be honored in its Hall of Fame. Dale Bollinger, current President of Gamber & Community Fire Company, was among the honorees.

President Bollinger's volunteer service started in 1966 when ... (Full Story & Photos)

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