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Gamber Member Graduates from Navy Basic Training

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, February 18

Gamber & Community Fire Co. Firefighter/EMT, Dylan Baker, graduated from the United States Navy basic training program on February 9. 2018. The Navy only has one location for boot camp: The Great Lakes Naval Training Center, which is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, near Chicago. The Recruit Training Command processes more than 54,000 recruits through Navy Boot Camp, per year.

Attending ... (Full Story & Photos)

Gamber members celebrating after Dylan's graduation from US Navy basic training. (l to r) BoD Joe Joyave, Paramedic Mary Byrnes, Seaman Baker, Paramedic Jackie Pickett, and Past Chief Tim Brown.
Gamber members celebrating after Dylan's graduation from US Navy basic training. (l to r) BoD Joe Joyave, Paramedic Mary Byrnes, Seaman Baker, Paramedic Jackie Pickett, and Past Chief Tim Brown.


Public Information Officer Clay Myers, February 01

The Oscar Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fund


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)

Help Wanted Part-Time EVOD Position

Firefighter/Paramedic Jeff Fleming, January 16

We are accepting applications for Part-Time EVOD positions for 24 hours/7 days a week.

Work schedule: 10 hours Day shifts from 0700 to 1700; 14 hours Night shifts from 1700 to 0700.

Simple IRA
Enrollment in Aflac

Salary: $15.00/hourly

Job Announcement:
Responds to emergency calls to protect life and property; combats, extinguishes and prevents fires; drives emergency apparatus, participates ... (Full Story)

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Captain Alan Barnes, January 11

Gamber & Community Fire Company was alerted to assist the Baltimore County Fire Department with a house fire in the 3500 Blk. of Hernwood Road. Engine Tanker 133 responded as part of the tanker task force assisting with water supply due to no fire hydrants in the area. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Maryland’s Updated Smoke Alarm Law January 1, 2018

EMS Lieutenant Bridget Weishaar, January 04

When: The new smoke alarm law went into effect January 1, 2018

What: The law requires the replacement of battery operated smoke alarms with sealed units that have a 10 year lithium-ion batteries and a silence/hush button feature.

Why: The smoke alarm law is a transition away from 9-volt battery-operated smoke alarms in an effort to achieve more reliable smoke alarm coverage in older dwellings

Who: ... (Full Story & Photos)

The Manufacture date should be located just above the WARNING to the right. If there is no date then you need to replace that alarm.
The Manufacture date should be located just above the WARNING to the right. If there is no date then you need to replace that alarm.

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Public Information Officer Bruce Bouch, December 31

As the weather gets colder, ice forms on ponds, lakes, rivers and streams. Please understand that just because it looks safe, it does not mean it necessarily is safe. Follow these ice thickness guidelines for a better chance of not having a winter related tragedy!... (Full Story & Photos)

New Officers for 2018

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, December 29

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

2018 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)

Employment Opportunity

Firefighter/Paramedic Jeff Fleming, December 21

We are seeking applications for a Full-Time EMT / Driver Position
Work Schedule: 24 hours’ On-Duty/72 hours’ Off-Duty on a shift rotation

Minimum Requirements
• Twenty-one Years of age
• Maryland State Certified EMT
• Firefighter I
• Hazardous Material Operations
• Valid Driver’s License Class C, with clean driving record
• Emergency Vehicle Operator Course
• Must pass a Fire Department Physical
• Must ... (Full Story)


Public Information Officer Clay Myers, December 03

Amazon Smile is a program where Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization selected by Amazon customers.

Gamber & Community Fire Co. is proud to announce that we are now participating in this charitable gift program.

Please note the Amazon Smile link on the left side of Gamber’s home page. Click on this link to register for the program. There ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Early Morning Nicholson Road Dwelling Fire

Public Information Officer Bruce Bouch, November 29

Crews from the Gamber & Community Fire Company and surrounding area fire departments responded to a reported house fire at 3740 Nicholson Road in Westminster at 5:06 a.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The first arriving firefighters experienced an active fire showing in the living room portion of the single story wood framed dwelling. The lone occupant and his dog had safely escaped ... (Full Story & Photos)


Our primary mission is to preserve life, property, and the environment in that order.  Our commitment to that goal and your support for us has brought  the latest technology, training, and apparatus to the front lines to provide you with a better service.

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