Long Island Scrap Metal

June 1, 2011

Gershow Recycling Donates 35 Vehicles to Fourth Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament

Gershow Recycling Donates 35 Vehicles to Fourth Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament

Gershow Recycling staff joins local elected officials, firefighters and first responders at the Fourth Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament at the Northport Fire Department Training Grounds on May 14. Standing in the front row are (left to right): Henry Tobin, Deputy Mayor, Village of Northport; Councilwoman Glenda Jackson and Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, Town of Huntington; Robert McKenna, Chief, Northport Fire Department; Robert "Beefy" Varese, Ex-Chief, Northport Fire Department and Director, Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament; Richard D'Angelo, Manager, Gershow Recycling's Huntington Station facility; Councilwoman Susan Berland, Town of Huntington; Tom Kehoe, Trustee, Village of Northport; Steven Rossetti, Director of Special Projects, Gershow Recycling; Damon McMullen, Trustee, Village of Northport; Charles Keeling, Safety Director, Gershow Recycling; and Councilman Mark Mayoka, Town of Huntington.

 

In support of local fire departments and the Huntington community, Gershow Recycling donated 35 vehicles to the Fourth Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament, which was held at the Northport Fire Department's Training Grounds on May 14.

Thirty-two teams from 18 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.

 

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