May 28, 2010
Gershow Recycling Donates 30 Vehicles to
Third Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament
Gershow Recycling staff joins local elected officials, firefighters and first responders at the Third Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament at the Northport Fire Department Training Grounds on May 22. Standing in the front row are (left to right): Scott Waryold, Second Assistant Fire Chief, Greenlawn Fire Department; Huntington Town Councilwoman Susan Berland; Huntington Town Supervisor Frank Petrone; Robert "Beefy" Varese, Ex-Chief, Northport Fire Department and Tournament Coordinator; Steven Rossetti, Community Liaison, Gershow Recycling; Jonathan Abrams, Manager, Gershow Recycling; Henry Tobin, Deputy Mayor, Village of Northport; Huntington Town Councilman Mark Mayoka; and New York State Assemblyman Andrew Raia.
In support of local fire departments and the Huntington community, Gershow Recycling donated 30 vehicles to the Third Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament, which was held at the Northport Fire Department's Training Grounds on May 22.
Twenty-five teams from 15 fire departments in the Town of Huntington, as well as fire departments from North Babylon, West Babylon Garden City Park and Kings Park, competed in the tournament. Each team was judged on the amount of time it took to perform the extrication, the handling of equipment and the safety procedures they followed. After the tournament ended, the vehicles were shredded and recycled at Gershow's facility. Proceeds from the tournament went to benefit the Suffolk County Burn Center.
"The Village of Northport wishes to thank Gershow Recycling for donating the cars that made this tournament - and the training it provides - possible," said Henry Tobin, Deputy Mayor, Village of Northport. "Our community thrives on donations and volunteerism, whether it is this generous donation of cars, trees for our parks, time given to organizations or the unparalleled example that our volunteer firemen display every day."