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01/01/2016 - 06/04/2016
Golf Cart Raffle

05/28/2016 - 06/04/2016
2016 Annual Fireman's Carnival

06/07/2016
Orioles Vs Royals Fundraiser

06/25/2016
Craft Show/Flea Market

07/22/2016
Orioles Vs Indians Fundraiser


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Feb 29 62
Mar 45 67
Apr 26 80
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2015 456 940
2014 455 850
2013 402 773
2012 378 825
2011 419 698
2010 425 754
2009 455 721
2008 539 754
2007 520 647
2006 561 771

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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)


Engine 131 drafts water from Engine/Tanker 133's portable folding tank.
Engine 131 drafts water from Engine/Tanker 133's portable folding tank.

Gamber Assists on Tractor Trailer Fire

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, March 19

Gamber & Community Fire Company units were alerted to assist with multiple tractor trailers on fire just after 2:00 am on Saturday, March 19. The fire was located in the 3400 block of Baltimore Boulevard, Rt. 140, in Reese & Community Volunteer Fire Co.'s district. It was located in a storage area.

Gamber responded with Engine 131 and Engine/Tanker 133. Crews set up a folding tank for drafting ... (Full Story & Photos)


NEW AMBULANCE IN SERVICE

Treasurer Clay Myers, February 07

The Gamber & Community Fire Company has placed our new 2016 Ford ambulance in service.

The new unit is a Road Rescue Ultra Med Ambulance on a 2016 Ford F550 4 x 4 chassis. The unit was sold by Atlantic Emergency Solutions located in Manassas, Virginia. It was manufactured in Winterpark, Florida. A contract was signed on August 4, 2015.

This new ambulance replaces the 2010 Horton/Ford Model 553 ... (Full Story & Photos)


CHARTER MEMBER VIRGINIA BROTHERS REMEMBERED

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, February 03

Virginia Brothers, 89, of Westminster, formerly of Gamber, died Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at Westminster Ridge. Born February 4, 1926 in Ellicott City, she was the daughter of the late Ella and Andrew Ritchie. She was the wife of the late Oscar Brothers who died in 1981.

Before retiring she worked as a secretary for Mechanicsville Elementary School. She was a Charter and Auxiliary member of the ... (Full Story & Photos)


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