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A view of the house after the fire.
A view of the house after the fire.

Hughes Road House Fire Presents Challenges to Firefighters

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, March 21

Crews from Gamber and neighboring fire companies fought a challenging fire in a two story unoccupied dwelling on Hughes Road off of Route 91 in Finksburg early Wednesday afternoon.

The call was dispatched at 12:58 pm and first units arrived at 1:06 p.m. A working fire dispatch was declared which brought additional firefighters and apparatus including tankers. An interior attack was started but officers ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2018 Awards Presented at March Company Meeting

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, March 18

The Gamber & Community Fire Company presented honors and awards to its members for 2018 after the regular company meeting on Monday, March 18, 2019.

The Gerald L. Lindsay Memorial Firefighter of the Year Award was presented to Firefighter William Reardon.

Chrissy Green was presented with the Herman Hoff Memorial Award for outstanding service in fund raising.

Jeannie Green was honored as the Administrative ... (Full Story & Photos)

Chief Charlie Green (l) presents the Gerald L. Lindsay Memorial Firefighter of the Year Award to Firefighter William Reardon.
Chief Charlie Green (l) presents the Gerald L. Lindsay Memorial Firefighter of the Year Award to Firefighter William Reardon.

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No Caption Gamber Fills in Pleasant Vally for Banquet

Lieutenant Joel Caple, March 16

Members of the Gamber Fire & Community Company filled in at Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company so that their members could enjoy their annual awards banquet. Roughly 1 hour after arriving, Pleasant Valley was alerted for an auto fire on Mayberry Rd. Members from Gamber responded on E-61 to find a vehicle fully involved in front of a detached garage. The car was quickly extinguished and units were ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Social Hall Grand Reopening

Corresponding Secretary Jeannie Green, March 01

Come out and see us Tuesday, March 5, 2019 for our Grand Reopening at Bingo. We have updated the lighting system and the air conditioning system and the social hall has a fresh coat of paint.

Tuesday's Bingo will play every game for $100.00. We will give away the jackpot regardless how many numbers.

Plus every player gets Free Admission. Come out and join us and have some fun.

Any question please ... (Full Story)


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Lieutenant Patrick Livesay, February 17

Last weekend, nine (9) members of Gamber and Community Fire Company traveled to Deep Creek Lake, MD for Ice Rescue Technician training. The training was led by Atlantic Technical Rescue (also known as Rescue 3 Northeast), an internationally recognized leader in water and flood water rescue training.

Members (to include chief officers and operational members) learned and practiced rescue techniques ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Gamber Acquiring New Air Packs for Firefighters

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, February 16

Gamber & Community Fire Co. is in the process of replacing all self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) or air packs for all firefighters on the company’s apparatus. The current SCBA’s are beyond their usable life of 15 years and will be traded in. They have become too costly to repair and they do not meet updated safety standards.

Twenty-six Scott Air-Pak X3 Pro 5.5 units have been purchased from ... (Full Story & Photos)

Scott Air-Pak X3 Pro 5.5
Scott Air-Pak X3 Pro 5.5

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No Caption Henry Avenue House Fire

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, February 08

Gamber & Community Fire Co. and neighboring fire departments were alerted for a house fire at approximately 10:10 pm on Thursday, February 7 in the 100 block of Henry Avenue in the vicinity of Bartholow Road in Sykesville. First arriving units reported a working house fire with smoke and flames showing from the rear of the structure. A rapid Intervention dispatch was activated for additional resources.

The ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Route 140 Vehicle Collision

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, February 03

An early afternoon crash on Route 140 at the intersection of Route 91 resulted in response by Gamber & Community Fire Company's Medic 139. The incident on Friday, February 1, 2019, involved two motor vehicles in the middle of the intersection. Units from Reese & Community Volunteer Fire Co. also responded on the call.... (Full Story & Photos)

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2019 officers of the Gamber & Community Fire Co. are sworn in on Monday, January 21, 2019 by Dennis Brothers.
Photo by R. Panos
2019 officers of the Gamber & Community Fire Co. are sworn in on Monday, January 21, 2019 by Dennis Brothers. Photo by R. Panos

New Officers for 2019

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, January 21

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

2019 Administrative Officers

President – Michael Franklin
1st Vice President – Dale Bollinger
2nd Vice President – Chad Hastings
Treasurer – Susan Sullivan
Recording Secretary - Christine Green
Corresponding Secretary - Jeannie Green
Sergeant-at-Arms - Charles ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2019 Scholarship Opportunity Announced -12th Year Serving the Community

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, January 13

The Oscar Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fund

BACKGROUND

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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