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The hose-hook-up activity.
The hose-hook-up activity.

Gamber Junior Firefighter Fun Day

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, January 14

Gamber & Community Fire Co. hosted Gamber Junior Firefighter Fun Day on Saturday, January 14, 2023. The event ran from 10:00 am through 3:00 pm. at the Gamber station.

Thirty-two juniors from five Carroll County fire companies participated. These included Sykesville, Mt. Airy, Westminster, and Winfield in addition to juniors from Gamber. Senior members, parents, and relatives of the junior firefighters ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Gamber Firefighters Busy on January 2, 2023

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, January 03

Gamber & Community Fire Co. was alerted for a house fire in the 300 block of Klees Mill Road in Westminster at approximately 10:36 am. This was in Gamber's Box Area 13-14. Units from Gamber, Winfield, Sykesville, Westminster, and Reese were alerted and responded to a reported house fire.

The incident turned out to be a kitchen fire where an air fryer ignited on a stove-top and extended a bit to kitchen ... (Full Story)


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New Officers for 2023

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, December 31

New officers have been elected and/or appointed to Fire/Rescue/EMS and administrative positions for the Gamber and Community Fire Co. as follows:

2023 Administrative Officers

President – Dale Bollinger
1st Vice President – Chrissy Green
2nd Vice President – Emily Franklin
Treasurer – Susan Sullivan
Recording Secretary – Todd Tracey
Corresponding Secretary - Jeannie Green
Sergeant-at-Arms - Charles ... (Full Story)


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Scholarship Opportunity Offered for 2023-24

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, December 17

The Oscar Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fund

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The Gamber and Community Fire Company in cooperation with the Oscar Brothers family will once again be offering a four-year college scholarship to a student who lives within the primary area serviced by the fire company. This scholarship will officially be known as the Oscar Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The Brothers family has been ... (Full Story)


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Boy Scout Troop 719 presented the colors at the ceremony with Gamber Engine 132 in the background.
Boy Scout Troop 719 presented the colors at the ceremony with Gamber Engine 132 in the background.

Gamber Supports Wreaths Across America

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, December 17

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 3,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.

The Mount Pleasant Chapel Cemetery in Gamber participated in Wreaths Across America on Saturday, December 17, 2022. Gamber ... (Full Story & Photos)

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HAVE A FIRE SAFE HOLIDAY

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, December 11

The winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together. It’s fun to decorate for the winter holidays, but holiday decorations can increase your risk for a home fire. As you deck the halls this season, be "fire smart" and remember to decorate safely.

Following a few simple tips can help make your holidays fire-safe:

•Keep lit candles away from decorations and things that can burn. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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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! Santa will depart the station each night at 6pm.

Friday Dec. 9 - Niner Road, Sykesville 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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