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Saturday Morning House Fire on Sykesville Road

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, July 13

Gamber & Community Fire Co., neighboring fire departments, and Carroll County Department of Fire and EMS career personnel were alerted for a house fire in the 3200 block of Sykesville Rd. at 11:14 am on Saturday, July 13.

EMS Captain 13, Todd Tracey, was responding to the fire station when he observed the house fire in passing. He stopped and advised the 911 center that it was a working fire. A rapid ... (Full Story & Photos)

Crews found a working garage fire with extension into the house and an auto fire in the driveway.
Crews found a working garage fire with extension into the house and an auto fire in the driveway.

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Scholarship winner, Faith Mohr with (l to r) Terry Brothers, Gary Brothers, father Joshua and mother Renee Mohr.
Scholarship winner, Faith Mohr with (l to r) Terry Brothers, Gary Brothers, father Joshua and mother Renee Mohr.

Gamber Scholarship Winners Announced

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, June 28

Members of the Gamber & Community Fire Co. and the Oscar Brothers Family are pleased to announce that Kerry Kelly and Faith Mohr have been named the winners of the 2024 Oscar Brothers Memorial Scholarship. Both winners graduated from Westminster High School in early June, and they reside in Gamber’s response area.

This scholarship is jointly sponsored by the Oscar Brothers family and the Gamber & ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Gamber Personnel Recognized for Clinical Saves

1st Vice President Todd Tracey, June 02

The Carroll County Department of Fire and EMS (CCDFEMS) recognized several field personnel last week for clinical saves. These awards are for clinical saves where the patient was able to be discharged neurologically intact from the hospital. This was a part of the 2024 National EMS Week where CCDFEMS celebrated the field personnel who contribute to the pre-hospital system in Carroll County.

While ... (Full Story & Photos)

(l to r) Assistant Chief, EMS, Eric Zaney, FF/EMT, Shane Shifflet, Chief Michael Robinson, Medical Director, Stephanie Kemp. Photo provided by CCDFEMS
(l to r) Assistant Chief, EMS, Eric Zaney, FF/EMT, Shane Shifflet, Chief Michael Robinson, Medical Director, Stephanie Kemp. Photo provided by CCDFEMS

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2024 Carnival Raffle Winners Announced

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, June 02

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 2024 carnival. It was a big success with only a few weather issues.

Once we have taken a well deserved rest, we will begin planning for next year's big event. Thank you again from all of us.

Congratulations to our 2024 carnival raffle winners! Thank ... (Full Story)


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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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