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Car Recovery From Pond

Firefighter Dylan Baker, August 09

Gamber and Community Fire Co's Dive 13 was alerted to assist the Carroll County Sheriff's Office for a car into a pond at approximately 5:45 pm on Tuesday, August 9. The pond is located in the 4200 blk of North Stone Road in Taneytown. Gamber sent one diver into the pond to hook up a tow line to to remove the car. The car was removed at 19:05 and units cleared shortly after. ... (Full Story & Photos)


Gamber Members Train on New Sykesville Tower

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, August 05

Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department members brought their newest fire apparatus, Tower 12, to Gamber on Thursday, August 4, 2016 for an orientation and training session. The new truck is an E-ONE Cyclone II Extreme Duty HP 100' Rear Mount Platform.

The crew from Sykesville provided Gamber members with an overview of the new truck and explained its components and tools. Later in the session, ... (Full Story & Photos)


NINER ROAD SINGLE CAR CRASH

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, August 04

Gamber units were alerted for a single car crash on Niner Road between Sykesville Rd. and Slasmans Rd. on Thursday evening. The call was dispatched at approximately 6:10 pm.

Paramedic 139 responded first and found the crash just west of the first bridge. The Ford Escape SUV struck two large boulders that lined the front yard of a residence on Niner Road. Engine 134 and Duty 13 also responded. Two ... (Full Story & Photos)


HOUSE FIRE DISPLACES FINKSBURG FAMILY

Public Information Officer Bruce Bouch, July 23

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Friday, July 22nd, the Carroll County Emergency Communications Center dispatched units for a house fire located at 3876 Gamber Road in Finksburg. Members from Gamber arrived quickly and found heavy fire and smoke conditions coming from the 2nd floor of the home. Luckily, all occupants of the home were outside upon arrival. A tanker Task force was requested to ... (Full Story & Photos)


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)

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


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

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)


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)


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)

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.


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

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)


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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