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DEPUTY STATE FIRE MARSHALS REQUEST ASSISTANCE AFTER SERIES OF MAILBOX EXPLOSIONS

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, June 08

CARROLL COUNTY, MD (June 8, 2021) -The Office of the State Fire Marshal is requesting the public's assistance in identifying a suspect(s) after a series of mailbox explosions in the Finksburg area were discovered over the week.

Carroll County Sheriff's Office contacted Deputy State Fire Marshals after receiving a complaint of a mailbox explosion in the 1900 block of Green Mill Road on Saturday, May ... (Full Story)


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Summer Fire and Life Safety

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, June 07

Every year we look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, picnics, and the Fourth of July.

Summertime, however, also brings fires and injuries due to fireworks and outdoor cooking. Please review the attached fire and life safety documents provided by the United States Fire Administration. Use safe practices all summer when cooking outdoors.

The best way to protect your families is ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighter Brandon Tignor was honored with The Gerald L. Lindsay Memorial Firefighter of the Year Award for 2020.
Firefighter Brandon Tignor was honored with The Gerald L. Lindsay Memorial Firefighter of the Year Award for 2020.

2020 Awards Presented at Spring Meetings

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, May 22

The Gamber & Community Fire Company presented honors and awards to its members for 2020 after the regular company meetings on Monday, April 19, and on Monday, May 17, 2021.

The Gerald L. Lindsay Memorial Firefighter of the Year Award was presented to Firefighter Brandon Tignor.

Rose Pandolfini was presented with the Herman Hoff Memorial Award for outstanding service in fund raising.

Susan Sullivan ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Jeannie Green Inducted into CCVESA Hall of Fame

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, May 21

The Gamber and Community Fire Company is proud to announce that Corresponding Secretary/Board of Director Shelby Jean Green was inducted into the Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services Association (CCVESA) Hall of Fame on May 3, 2021. She was honored with a plaque and award at the fire company’s general meeting on May 17, 2021. CCVESA Secretary Marianne Warehime made the presentation.

Jeannie ... (Full Story & Photos)

Jeannie Green (left) receives her plaque and citation from CCVESA Secretary Marianne Warehime on May 17, 2021 at Gamber's May company meeting.
Jeannie Green (left) receives her plaque and citation from CCVESA Secretary Marianne Warehime on May 17, 2021 at Gamber's May company meeting.

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STATE FIRE MARSHAL OFFERS GASOLINE SAFETY AND FUEL STORAGE TIPS

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, May 13

STATE FIRE MARSHAL OFFERS GASOLINE SAFETY AND FUEL STORAGE TIPS

STATEWIDE (May 13, 2021) - With the Colonial Pipeline cyber-attack causing gas shortages in parts of the East Coast and Maryland, there have been reports of long lines at gas stations with some motorists traveling to remote locations to find gas reserves to stock up.

"Gasoline should only be placed into a vehicle directly or into an ... (Full Story)


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Crews Assist With 2nd Alarm Fire

Chief Charlie Green Jr, April 03

In the early morning hours of April 3, 2021, Sykesville Box 12-3 was alerted for an apartment fire with possible people trapped. Gamber's Engine 131 was alerted as part of the initial assignment. Before units arrival, Chief 12 asked for a tanker task force also adding Engine/Tanker 133. Engine 131 responded with 4 firefighters and Engine/Tanker 133 followed shortly with 2.

Units from Sykesville ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo From Sykesville Freedom District Fire Dept.
Photo From Sykesville Freedom District Fire Dept.

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No Caption Engine 131 Now in Service

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, April 03

Chief Charlie Green and the apparatus committee placed Engine 131 in service earlier this week after a months long refurbishment in Virginia.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Engine 131 Almost Ready for Service

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, March 21

Chief Charlie Green, officers and engineers, and firefighters have been busy preparing Engine 131 for service.

Crews reported to the station on Sunday morning, March 21, to begin the task of loading hose back on the engine. The first lines to be repacked were the “preconnects.” Additionally, many tools and gear have already been mounted in the compartments. The engine is getting closer each day ... (Full Story & Photos)

Loading hose in Engine 131.
Loading hose in Engine 131.

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Heavy smoke vents from the barn fire on Stetson Way before firefighting units arrive.
Heavy smoke vents from the barn fire on Stetson Way before firefighting units arrive.

Woods Fire, Barn Fire and Medical Call Keep Firefighters Busy - UPDATED STORY

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, March 13

Gamber & Community Fire Co. firefighters were alerted for a woods fire at 1:25 pm Saturday afternoon, March 13. The fire was reported to be on Table Rock Drive in Finksburg in the vicinity of Slasmans Road off Deer Park Road. Brush 136 and Engine 134 responded. They reported a working woods fire with a large stack of firewood also burning. They requested assistance from Engine/Tanker 133.

Utility ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Engine 131 Returns on Friday - UPDATED STORY

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, March 11

Members of the fire company apparatus committee received word late on Thursday, March 11, that Engine 131 will return earlier than expected from its rehab on Friday, March 12. It is expected to leave Virginia around 7:00 am and arrive sometime after noon.
Photos provided by Atlantic Emergency Solutions.

UPDATE - Engine 131 arrived safely from Virginia on Friday, March 12. Members detected a large ... (Full Story & Photos)

Engine 131 approaches the station on its way back from Virginia on Friday, March 12.
Engine 131 approaches the station on its way back from Virginia on Friday, March 12.

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