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Gamber Celebrates 60 Years with Banquet & Awards

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, March 24

The Gamber & Community Fire Company celebrated its 60th Anniversary on Saturday, March 23, 2024, with a banquet and awards ceremony. Past Chief and life member, Dennis Brothers, was the emcee.

Special guests included DFEMS Director/Chief Michael Robinson and Gary and Terry Brothers. Gary and Terry are the sons of Gamber’s first President, Oscar Brothers and Auxiliary Charter Member Virginia Brothers.

Chief ... (Full Story)

A Busy Day for Gamber Firefighters and EMS Personnel

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, March 21

Wednesday, March 20, 2024, turned out to be an exceptionally busy day for Gamber & Community Fire Co.

The day started at 6:15 am with an alert for a vehicle collision with rescue located on Rt. 32, Sykesville Road, at Bollinger Mill Road. Responding crews found that there was no rescue at the scene, but firefighters and EMS personnel handled the crash and two people were transported to the hospital.

Shortly ... (Full Story)

Active Charter Member Kenny Linton Passes

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, March 17

Kenneth Walter Linton, 92, of Sykesville, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at home. Born July 19, 1931 in Maryland, he was the son of the late Alfred Edward Linton and Elizabeth Walther Linton. He was the loving husband of 68 years to Bernice Vaughn Linton.

Kenneth Linton was a veteran of the United States Army, and he served in the Korean War in the early 1950’s. Before retiring, he was ... (Full Story)

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Public Information Officer Clay Myers, March 01

Two preschool classes of three-year-olds visited the Gamber fire station on Tuesday, January 27 and Wednesday, January 28, 2024. The children from Messiah Lutheran Church's Nursery Program in Sykesville attended with their parents and teachers.

Jeremy Sherfey, a Gamber & Community Fire Co. firefighter and EMT, and a member of the church, conducted the tour. Children saw the water rescue boats and ... (Full Story & Photos)

Vehicle into a Tree with Rescue

Assistant Chief Charlie Green Jr, January 31

On Tuesday January 30, 2024, at approximately 9:17 am, crews were alerted for a vehicle accident with rescue. The shift commander for the Department of Fire and EMS arrived first and advised he had one vehicle off the road with the driver trapped.

Gamber & Community Fire Co. Engine 134 arrived and start to stabilize the vehicle. Rescue Squad 9 and Rescue Squad 12 arrived and assisted with stabilizing ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Public Information Officer Clay Myers, January 20

Members of Gamber & Community Fire Co. planned a surface ice rescue training for Friday evening, January 19, 2024 at a pond in Pleasant Valley.
Swiftwater rescue technicians and land support members from Gamber, Pleasant Valley Community Fire Co. and Reese and Community Volunteer Fire Co. participated. Several scenarios were conducted where technicians rescued a "victim" who had fallen through the ... (Full Story & Photos)

New Officers for 2024

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, December 26

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

2024 Administrative Officers

President – Dale Bollinger
1st Vice President – Todd Tracey
2nd Vice President – Emily Franklin
Treasurer – Susan Sullivan
Recording Secretary – Beth Murray
Corresponding Secretary - Jeannie Green
Sergeant-at-Arms - Charles ... (Full Story)

Scholarship Opportunity Offered for 2024-25

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, December 18

The Oscar Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fund


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)

Tool Donation

Assistant Chief Charlie Green Jr, December 14

Thanks to one member of our community, Gamber received a tool kit from Stanley Black and Decker. Community Member John Bartels works at Stanley Black and Decker. One day at work he saw a message about nominating local volunteer fire companies for a free tool kit. John, being a past member of the fire company, put Gamber in for the free tool kit.

Some of the items in the tool kit include a Dewalt ... (Full Story & Photos)

Pictured l to r, John Bartels, Assistant Chief Shawn Chenoweth, Chief Chad Hastings,  Assistant Chief Charlie Green, and President Dale Bollinger. Some of the donated items are displayed on the front of Engine 134.
Pictured l to r, John Bartels, Assistant Chief Shawn Chenoweth, Chief Chad Hastings, Assistant Chief Charlie Green, and President Dale Bollinger. Some of the donated items are displayed on the front of Engine 134.

Life Member Clifford (Cliff) Joseph Yeager

Public Information Officer Clay Myers, December 11

Life Member Clifford (Cliff) Joseph Yeager
January 11, 1944 – November 23, 2023

Gamber & Community Fire Co. Life Member, Clifford (Cliff) Joseph Yeager, 79, of Finksburg, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2023, at Autumn Lake Longview in Manchester, surrounded by his family.

He was born on January 11, 1944, in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Robert Yeager and Helen Bursic Yeager. He was the husband ... (Full Story)


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