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Charter Member Charles Arnold Remembered

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, August 29

Gamber & Community Fire Co. Charter Member, Charles W. Arnold, passed away on August 27, 2019.

Charles William Arnold, 94, of Sykesville, died Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Born October 10, 1924 in Birdhill, he was the son of the late Elias Bayard and Anna Derr Arnold. He was the husband of Elizabeth Ellen Buckingham ‘Betty’ Arnold. They had been married for ... (Full Story & Photos)

Charter Member, Charles W. Arnold
Charter Member, Charles W. Arnold

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No Caption Basement Fire on Oxwed Court

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, August 07

A working basement fire challenged Gamber & Community Fire Co. units as well as neighboring fire companies on Wednesday afternoon. The house fire was dispatched at approximately 4:10 pm in the 3600 block of Oxwed Court off of Marianne Ct. and Klees Mill Road in Westminster.

First arriving Engine 131 from Gamber reported smoke from all sides of the dwelling and immediately called for additional supporting ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Oscar Brothers Scholarship Winners Announced

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, August 04

Members of the Gamber & Community Fire Co. and the Oscar Brothers Family are pleased to announce that Sydney White and Wyatt Cox, both of Westminster, Maryland, have been named the winners of the 2019 Oscar Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fund Award.

The scholarship is jointly sponsored by the Brothers family and the Gamber & Community Fire Company and it awards generous funds for tuition to both students ... (Full Story & Photos)

2019 Oscar Brothers scholarship winners, Wyatt Cox (l) and Sydney White.
2019 Oscar Brothers scholarship winners, Wyatt Cox (l) and Sydney White.

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No Caption Garage Fire in Finksburg

Public Information Officer Bruce Bouch, July 30

At approximately 5:15 p.m., members from Gamber & Community Fire Company along with multiple surrounding fire departments, responded to the scene today at 1900 Orion Drive in Finksburg for a reported house fire. First arriving units observed a two story single family home w/ an attached garage with smoke issuing out from the structure. Crews made an aggressive attack on the fire inside the garage ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Employment Opportunity - Full-time EMT

Firefighter/Paramedic Jeff Fleming, July 24

We are seeking applications for a Full-Time Firefighter / Emergency Medical Technician Position.

Work Schedule:
F/T: 24 hours On-Duty/72 hours’ Off-Duty on a shift rotation

Job Announcement:
Responds to emergency calls to protect life and property; combats, extinguishes and prevents fires; drives emergency apparatus; participates in rescue extrication operations and provides basic emergency medical ... (Full Story)


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No Caption Severe Storm Impacts the Finksburg Area - One Fatality Reported

Public Information Officer Bruce Bouch, July 22

Members of the Gamber & Community Fire Company responded to several calls for service, including a fatality involving an elderly male found under a fallen tree in his driveway. The storms impacted the entire area with a house struck by lightening, multiple trees and wires down, and some utility poles were snapped causing widespread power outages. Six homes were reported to have damage to roofs. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Weis Markets Makes Donation

Firefighter/EMT Todd Tracey, June 23

Gamber & Community Fire Company would like to thank Weis Markets for the donation of needed water & Gatorade. Staying hydrated is crucial to the well-being of EMS providers & fire fighters especially during the summer months. Gamber received a pallets worth of water and bottles of Gatorade.

Gamber & Community relies on the strong relationship we have with our businesses & residents to help further ... (Full Story & Photos)

Water & Gatorade received
Water & Gatorade received

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No Caption Gamber Participates in 127th Convention Parade

Firefighter/EMT Todd Tracey, June 20

Members from Gamber traveled to Ocean City, MD on Wednesday June 19, 2019 to participate in the Maryland State Fireman's Association Annual Convention Parade. Engine 134, our main pumper, a 2012 Pierce Velocity, was entered into the parade in the 1500 GPM (Gallons Per Minute) category. Fire companies and supporting organizations from across the state participate in the parade. Maryland is one of ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Scholarship Winners Announced

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, June 12

Oscar Brothers Scholarships

Members of the Gamber & Community Fire Co. and the Oscar Brothers Family are pleased to announce that Sydney White and Wyatt Cox, both of Westminster, Maryland, have been named the winners of the 2019 Oscar Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fund Award.

The scholarship is jointly sponsored by the Brothers family and the Gamber & Community Fire Company and it awards generous ... (Full Story & Photos)

Gamber & Community Fire Co. scholarship winners are Makenzie Leppert (l) and Gailynn Petry.
Gamber & Community Fire Co. scholarship winners are Makenzie Leppert (l) and Gailynn Petry.

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Gamber & Community Fire Co. members Joe Petrowicz and Jack Bez (l to r) graduated from the Emergency Services Training (EST) Program.
Gamber & Community Fire Co. members Joe Petrowicz and Jack Bez (l to r) graduated from the Emergency Services Training (EST) Program.

Two Students Graduate from the Emergency Services Training Program

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, June 08

Story by Bridget Weishaar
EMS Lieutenant

Jack Bez and Joseph Petrowicz, both members of Gamber & Community Fire Co., graduated the Emergency Services Training (EST) Program to become certified as Emergency Medical Technicians. The program ran from February to May of 2019 as part of a concurrent enrollment program offered to high school students. Its annual Family Skills Night was held on Friday, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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