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Charter members Kenny Linton (l) and Charlie Arnold at the July company meeting with their MSFA plaques.

Photo by R. Panos
Charter members Kenny Linton (l) and Charlie Arnold at the July company meeting with their MSFA plaques. Photo by R. Panos

Charter Members Honored

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, July 19

Charter members Kenny Linton, Charlie Arnold, and Buddy Lindsay were honored at the July fire company meeting. They were recognized by the Maryland State Fireman's Association for 51 years of service to the Gamber & Community Fire Co. All three members received plaques and a citation from Governor Hogan.

Kenny, Charlie, and Buddy still contribute many hours to fund raising activities and other administrative ... (Full Story & Photos)


Gamber Scholarship Winner Announced

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, June 18

Members of the Gamber & Community Fire Co. are pleased to announce that Parker Kleb of Eldersburg, Maryland has been named the winner of the 2016 Oscar Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fund Award.

The scholarship is jointly sponsored by the Brothers family and the Gamber & Community Fire Company and it awards a total of $12,500.00 over four years. An additional $500.00 is awarded for each semester on ... (Full Story & Photos)

Terry Brothers (l) congratulates Parker Kleb as this years scholarship winner.
Terry Brothers (l) congratulates Parker Kleb as this years scholarship winner.


2016 CARNIVAL RAFFLE PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, June 09

The members of the Gamber & Community Fire Company, the Gamber Auxiliary, and the Gamber Junior Fire Company want to extend our thanks to the community for supporting our 2016 carnival. It was a great success with overall great weather!!

Once we have taken a well deserved rest, we will begin planning for next year's big event. Thank you again from all of us.

Congratulations to this year's raffle ... (Full Story)



NEW CARNIVAL BATHROOMS COMPLETED

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, May 13

Update to original story - The new bathrooms on the carnival grounds have been completed.

Construction is underway for new bathrooms on Gamber's carnival grounds. The old bathroom building was demolished several weeks ago and the foundation was installed in early March. Concrete was poured on Friday, March 18.

The new facility will have more toilets and sinks for carnival patrons. It will be ... (Full Story & Photos)


Firefighters examine the solar panel prop at the Carroll County Public Safety Training Center.
Firefighters examine the solar panel prop at the Carroll County Public Safety Training Center.

SOLAR POWER SYSTEMS TRAINING

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, April 24

Fifteen firefighters and officers from Gamber participated in a half-day training session at the new Carroll County Public Safety Training Center in Westminster. The topic was Firefighter Safety & Emergency Response for Solar Power Systems and it was sponsored by the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute. Firefighters from Carroll County, Baltimore County, Ft. Meade, and several other jurisdictions ... (Full Story & Photos)


Open House

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, April 16

Gamber & Community Fire Co. hosted an Open House and Recruitment Day on Sunday, April 10, 2016. We talked with 30 people about membership in our fire company, including potential Junior and Senior members.

The following agencies attended:

Carroll County Health Department
Carroll County Emergency Management
American Red Cross
Carroll County Department of Aging
CHIP Program
Carroll County Sheriff's ... (Full Story & Photos)

Gamber & Community Fire Co.'s Open House
Gamber & Community Fire Co.'s Open House


Forcible Entry Training

Assistant Chief Charlie Green Jr, April 07

On Thursday April 7, crews from Gamber went to the Carroll County Public Safety Training Center for forcible entry training. The training was led by Captain Alan Barnes and Firefighter Ian Runkles.

The training center has a prop from Tru-Force for practicing forcing doors open. This prop allows firefighters to practice time and time again which we don't get get to do very often. When we get buildings ... (Full Story & Photos)


Gamber Engine Fills in Westminster

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, April 01

Engine 131 from Gamber & Community Fire Co. filled in the Westminster station during a working house fire in Westminster.

Engine 131 had been alerted for a fire alarm sounding on Bishop Court in Westminster while all of Westminster's units were at the house fire. The engine was cancelled on the alarm call and was then transferred to Westminster. The crew remained at Westminster until after 4:30 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Engine 131 at Westminster's station.
Engine 131 at Westminster's station.


2015 AWARDS PRESENTED AT MARCH MEETING

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, March 24

The Gamber & Community Fire Company presented honors and awards to its members for 2015 after the regular company meeting on Monday, March 15, 2016.

Dale Bollinger was honored with the Outgoing President’s Award. He has served eight years as the company's president.

The prestigious Gerald L. Lindsay Memorial Firefighter of the Year Award was presented to Chris Wilson.

Charlie Green, Jr. was presented ... (Full Story)



GREEN MILL ROAD HOUSE FIRE

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, March 24

Local fire companies were alerted for a house fire at 2:12 pm on Thursday, March 24, 2016 on the 2100 block of Green Mill Road not far from Rt. 140.

First arriving units found fire from the car port on the right side of the house with extension into the roof and kitchen. Several pine trees and other shrubs bordering the house and the property line were also burning.

Units aggressively attacked ... (Full Story & Photos)


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