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We hope work to be complete by March 1, 2019.

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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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No Caption Engine Tanker 133 Responds to 1st Fire of the Year

Firefighter/EMT Todd Tracey, January 05

Around 0057 hours on January 5, 2019, Carroll County Emergency Communications (ECC) sounded the first "box alarm" of the year. ECC had initial reports of a vehicle into a structure that had caught fire and was spreading into the building. E33 from Westminster arrived on the scene to find a vehicle had collided with the structure and both were well involved.

Command requested the Tanker Task Force ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Social Hall Undergoing Major Renovations

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, January 01

The social hall at our station is undergoing major renovations. Currently, the ceiling has been removed as have all the old HVAC and smoke control equipment located above the ceiling. All lighting fixtures have also been removed. A temporary protective floor has been installed over the existing floor which will remain.

The plan is to install all new air conditioning equipment and attic insulation ... (Full Story & Photos)

New air conditioning units being set in place at the rear of the building.
New air conditioning units being set in place at the rear of the building.

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No Caption Gamber Now Recruiting Administrative Members!

Firefighter/EMT Todd Tracey, December 31

Not interested in riding the fire engine but want to help your community? Much like a well oiled machine, our company takes the hard work of many volunteers to complete our mission. 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 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Vehicle Rescue at Rt 91 and Deer Park Road

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, December 18

Gamber & Community Fire Co. units were alerted for a vehicle collision at approximately 6:00 pm on Monday, December 17. The collision was located at Route 91 and Deer Park Road. Sykesville's Rescue Squad 12 was also alerted on the call.

Two vehicles were involved, an SUV and a van. Four patients were transported to area hospitals with at least one patient considered a trauma case. That patient was ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Holiday Fire Safety

EMS Lieutenant Bridget Weishaar, December 14

Holiday Safety Tips

-Only use decorations that are flame-retardant or not flammable.
-Check holiday lights each year for frayed wires or excessive wear.
-Don’t link more than three strands of holiday lights.
-Never leave a burning candle unattended. Consider using battery-operated flameless candles.
-Keep your live Christmas tree away from heat sources and room exits.
-Water your live Christmas tree ... (Full Story & Photos)

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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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