November 9, 2011
Gershow Recycling Gives 32 Cars to North Merrick Fire Department for "Gone in Six Hours”
Gershow Recycling’s Safety Director, Charles Keeling (right), poses with local firefighters in front of two of the 32 vehicles donated by Gershow at the "Gone in Six Hours” event at 4 Towns Training Center in Merrick.
In support of local Fire, Rescue and Emergency Service Technicians, Gershow Recycling donated 32 vehicles to "Gone In Six Hours,” a daylong extrication exercise/fundraiser which took place on October 22 at the 4 Towns Training Center in Merrick.
Gone in Six Hours was hosted by the North Merrick Fire Department in conjunction with Genesis Rescue Systems. This year’s extrication exercise/fundraiser was in memory of Firefighter Anthony Betulia and Lieutenant John Farrell, both of whom served with the North Merrick Fire Department. Money raised at this event went to benefit the North Merrick Fire Department Scholarship Fund.
During this event, firefighters from local fire departments performed extrications on the vehicles provided by Gershow Recycling — one of the event’s sponsors — under six different scenarios: advanced vehicle stabilization; vehicle over a Jersey barrier; severe side-impact collisions; flapping vehicle floors; air bags; and vehicles underneath a tractor trailer. The North Merrick Fire Department thanked Gershow for its support.