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Gamber Firefighter Inducted into Hall of Fame

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, May 23

Gamber & Community Fire Co. member Charles (Chuck) Doyle, Jr. was recently inducted into the Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services Association Hall of Fame. His induction was conducted at Gamber's company meeting on Monday, May 20, 2024. He was recognized by CCVESA's 2023 Secretary, Marianne Warehime, and 2024 1st Vice President, Jeff Fleming.

Chuck joined Gamber in January 1981. He got right ... (Full Story & Photos)

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The new Duty 13.
The new Duty 13.

New Duty Vehicle Placed in Service

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, May 20

The Gamber & Community Fire Co. recently placed a new duty vehicle in service. The truck is a 2023 Ford F150 STX 4 x 4 Supercrew pickup. It will be designated as Duty 13.

Duty 13 was purchased from 911 Rapid Response, Emergency & Commercial Vehicle Upfitter, in Annville, Pennsylvania.

The new duty vehicle committee was co-chaired by Chief Chad Hastings and Assistant Chief Charlie Green. It was delivered ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Gamber Firefighter Honored by Chamber of Commerce

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, May 14

Michael Green, a 24-year member of the Gamber & Community Fire Co. was recently recognized as the Volunteer Fire and EMS Provider of the Year by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented at the Chamber’s annual Public Safety Awards ceremony and breakfast banquet held on Monday, May 13, 2024, at the Pleasant Valley Fire Hall.

Michael was initially nominated for recognition by ... (Full Story & Photos)

Michael Green and girlfriend, Alyssa Volpe at the awards ceremony on Monday, May 13.
Michael Green and girlfriend, Alyssa Volpe at the awards ceremony on Monday, May 13.

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No Caption Chimney Fire Escaletes to Attic Fire

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, April 26

Gamber & Community Fire Co. was alerted for a chimney fire at approximately 5:17 pm on Thursday, April 25. The fire was located on Christiana Drive in Finksburg, in a development off of Amanda Lane and Rt. 91. Additionally, units from Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department were dispatched on the initial alarm.

Chief 13, Chad Hastings, arrived and advised a working fire in the roof around the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Spring Junior Firefighter Day at Gamber

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, April 21

Gamber & Community Fire Co. hosted a spring junior firefighter training day on Saturday, April 20, 2024. The event ran from 9:00 am through 3:00 pm. at the Gamber station and carnival grounds. Gamber Junior Fire Co. chair and advisor, Chrissy Green Yingling, coordinated the event with assistance from Chief Chad Hastings, the company's line officers, and members.

Ninety one juniors, ages 10-16, from ... (Full Story & Photos)

Junior firefighters at the Gamber Dive Unit and water rescue activity station.
Junior firefighters at the Gamber Dive Unit and water rescue activity station.

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Gamber Celebrates 60 Years with Banquet & Awards

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, March 24

The Gamber & Community Fire Company celebrated its 60th Anniversary on Saturday, March 23, 2024, with a banquet and awards ceremony. Past Chief and life member, Dennis Brothers, was the emcee.

Special guests included DFEMS Director/Chief Michael Robinson and Gary and Terry Brothers. Gary and Terry are the sons of Gamber’s first President, Oscar Brothers and Auxiliary Charter Member Virginia Brothers.

Chief ... (Full Story)


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A Busy Day for Gamber Firefighters and EMS Personnel

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, March 21

Wednesday, March 20, 2024, turned out to be an exceptionally busy day for Gamber & Community Fire Co.

The day started at 6:15 am with an alert for a vehicle collision with rescue located on Rt. 32, Sykesville Road, at Bollinger Mill Road. Responding crews found that there was no rescue at the scene, but firefighters and EMS personnel handled the crash and two people were transported to the hospital.

Shortly ... (Full Story)


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Active Charter Member Kenny Linton Passes

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, March 17

Kenneth Walter Linton, 92, of Sykesville, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at home. Born July 19, 1931 in Maryland, he was the son of the late Alfred Edward Linton and Elizabeth Walther Linton. He was the loving husband of 68 years to Bernice Vaughn Linton.

Kenneth Linton was a veteran of the United States Army, and he served in the Korean War in the early 1950’s. Before retiring, he was ... (Full Story)


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Gamber Hosts Preschool Classes

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, March 01

Two preschool classes of three-year-olds visited the Gamber fire station on Tuesday, January 27 and Wednesday, January 28, 2024. The children from Messiah Lutheran Church's Nursery Program in Sykesville attended with their parents and teachers.

Jeremy Sherfey, a Gamber & Community Fire Co. firefighter and EMT, and a member of the church, conducted the tour. Children saw the water rescue boats and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Vehicle into a Tree with Rescue

Assistant Chief Charlie Green Jr, January 31

On Tuesday January 30, 2024, at approximately 9:17 am, crews were alerted for a vehicle accident with rescue. The shift commander for the Department of Fire and EMS arrived first and advised he had one vehicle off the road with the driver trapped.

Gamber & Community Fire Co. Engine 134 arrived and start to stabilize the vehicle. Rescue Squad 9 and Rescue Squad 12 arrived and assisted with stabilizing ... (Full Story & Photos)

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