Long Island Scrap Metal

September 27, 2010

Local Fire Departments Drill to Overcome Challenges
Posed by "Crumple Zones" and Reinforced Steel

Vehicles Donated by Gershow, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo for
5-Star Extrication Academy Training Exercise

Members of the Medford Fire Department pose with one of the six cars donated by Gershow Recycling for the 5-Star Extrication Academy training exercise.

Members of the Medford Fire Department pose with one of the six cars donated by Gershow Recycling for the 5-Star Extrication Academy training exercise.

 

In support of local fire departments, Gershow Recycling donated six vehicles to the Medford Fire Department, which hosted the 5-Star Extrication Academy training on September 18-19. Members of the Medford Fire Department and neighboring fire departments took part in this two-day event.

The purposes of the drill were to compare the crumple zones on the newer cars with those on the older vehicles and to address the challenges firefighters face when extricating the newer vehicles because of the high-strength steel used to make them. Firefighters practiced the extrication drill using the latest state-of-the-art tools that were provided.

Mercedes-Benz and Volvo also donated six vehicles to the exercise. After the drills were completed, the Medford Fire Department brought the vehicles to Gershow, where they were shredded and destroyed. The Medford Fire Department thanked Gershow Recycling for its support.

 

Members of the Brookhaven Fire Department pose with one of cars they used for extrication purposes. The vehicle was donated by Gershow Recycling.

Members of the Brookhaven Fire Department pose with one of cars they used for extrication purposes. The vehicle was donated by Gershow Recycling.

 

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