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Gamber Receives State Grant

Treasurer Clay Myers, February 10

Gamber & Community Fire Co. is proud to announce that it has received a grant award in the amount of $3000.00. This 50:50 award is from the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) program from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and it is for the 2014 grant period.

During the 2014 grant application period 54 applications were received and reviewed from volunteer fire departments in 16 counties in ... (Full Story)



Winter Heating Safety

Vice President Bruce Bouch, February 09

As the temperatures drop, we depend on multiple types of heating sources to stay warm inside our homes. State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci is providing Marylanders life and home saving heating safety tips. “Elements of heating resources continue to be a significant factor in home fires in Maryland,” according to State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci. “Following these guidelines, we can work together ... (Full Story & Photos)


2015 SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCED - 8th YEAR SERVING THE COMMUNITY

Treasurer Clay Myers, January 29

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)



New Officers for 2015

Treasurer Clay Myers, December 26

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

2015 Administrative Officers

President - Dale Bollinger
1st Vice President – Bruce Bouch
2nd Vice President – Michael Franklin
Treasurer - Clayton Myers, Jr.
Recording Secretary - Christine Green
Corresponding Secretary - Jeannie Green
Sergeant-at-Arms ... (Full Story)



Members of the Temple listen to Firefighter Bethany Mangle as she explains her role on the engine company.
Members of the Temple listen to Firefighter Bethany Mangle as she explains her role on the engine company.

Gamber Visits Greater Baltimore Temple

Treasurer Clay Myers, December 16

On Sunday, December 14, 2014, members of the Gamber & Community Fire Co. attended a Sunday school program at The Greater Baltimore Hindu-Jain Temple in Finksburg.

Veterans, police officers, and firefighters were honored by members of the Temple. A prayer for honorees and families was offered. They also blessed some fruit and gave it to the honorees as a token of their appreciation.

Fire company ... (Full Story & Photos)


Early Morning Dwelling Fire

Board of Director Bruce Bouch, December 11

At 4:20 a.m. the Gamber & Community Fire Company responded to the scene of a reported dwelling fire located at 2814 Bird View Road in Westminster. First arriving units observed smoke emanating from the eaves of the roof upon arrival and requested a working fire assignment. The four occupants of the dwelling had safely evacuated the home prior to the arrival of the fire department. Additional personnel ... (Full Story & Photos)

Early Morning Dwelling Fire on Bird View Rd. Crews enter the front door to check for hot spots on both floors.
Early Morning Dwelling Fire on Bird View Rd. Crews enter the front door to check for hot spots on both floors.


AFTERNOON SCHOOL BUS FIRE

Treasurer Clay Myers, November 18

Gamber & Community Fire Co. and Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department were alerted for a large vehicle fire on Rt. 32 just south of the Louisville curve at approximately 2:07 pm on Tuesday, November 18.

Engine 134 arrived on the scene of a school bus partially involved in fire in the roadway. The driver had been safely evacuated. Engine 124 from Sykesville assisted with extinguishment.

The ... (Full Story & Photos)


New Smoke Alarm Walk

Treasurer Clay Myers, October 27

Members of the Gamber & Community Fire Co. canvassed a portion of the Gamber community on Saturday, October 18, 2014 doing a smoke alarm inspection. The focus area was Woodridge Lane in Eldersburg. Fire Company members offered free smoke alarm and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm inspection and installation.

On that Saturday, members approached 63 houses on Woodridge Lane off of Irving Ruby Road from 11:00 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Gamber & Community Fire Co. firefighter and Public Information Officer, Bruce Bouch, inspects an old smoke alarm. This existing alarm was discovered to be dated August 1981.
Gamber & Community Fire Co. firefighter and Public Information Officer, Bruce Bouch, inspects an old smoke alarm. This existing alarm was discovered to be dated August 1981.


William E. (Bill) Bollinger, Jr. 1946 - 2014
William E. (Bill) Bollinger, Jr. 1946 - 2014

CHARTER MEMBER PASSES

Treasurer Clay Myers, October 21

Gamber & Community Fire Co. charter member, William E. (Bill) Bollinger, Jr., age 67, passed away on October 21, 2014, at the Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster, MD. Born October 23, 1946 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Eva Janett Barnes and William Bollinger, Sr.

He was self employed. He served in the United States Marine Corps as a Sergeant and served two tours in Vietnam; earning ... (Full Story & Photos)


Sportsmans Raffle Winning Numbers

Chief Charlie Green Jr, September 21

2014 Winners
Ticket #- Prize

296- Ruger Hawkeye 300 Win Mag
; 155- $30
; 315- Henry Lever Action 22 LR
; 223- $30
; 333- Mossberg 500 410 pump
; 18- $30
; 282- CZ 455 American 17 HMR
; 180- $30
; 97- Remington 870 Exp 20 ga.
; 329- $30
; 26- Savage 93 BTVSS 22 Mag
; 231- $30
; 198- Smith & Wesson Bodygaurd 380
; 356- $30
; 288- Remington 700 SPS 30-06
; 224- $30
; 379- Savage ... (Full Story)



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