Long Island Scrap Metal

November 15, 2012

Gershow Recycling Donates 60 Vehicles for 2nd Annual "Gone in 6 Hours”

Educational Seminar for Firefighters Benefits North Merrick FD Scholarship Fund


Gershow Recycling Donates 60 Vehicles for 2nd Annual Gone in 6 Hours

Gershow Recycling gave 60 vehicles for "Gone in 6 Hours,” an educational seminar for firefighters that was held October 20 at 4 Towns Training Center in Merrick. Pictured (left to right): James Allen, Chief, North Merrick Fire Department; Rob Buglione, Vice President and Operations Manager, Nassau Fire Apparatus; Ed McManus, Northeast Regional Manager, Genesis Rescue Systems; Charles Keeling, Safety Director, Gershow Recycling; Jamie Serpico and DJ Chasse, Managers, Gershow’s Freeport Facility and Callaway, the dog.


In support of local Fire Departments, Gershow Recycling donated 60 vehicles for "Gone in 6 Hours,” which was held October 20 at the 4 Towns Training Center in Merrick. The event was hosted by the North Merrick Fire Department, Genesis Rescue Systems and Nassau Fire Apparatus. Proceeds went to benefit the North Merrick Fire Department Scholarship Fund.

"Gone in 6 Hours” is an educational seminar in which firefighters from local fire departments performed extrications on the vehicles provided by Gershow 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 and the participating firefighters thanked Gershow Recycling for their generous donation and unique firefighting opportunities.

Gershow has eight locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore and Medford. For more information, call (631) 289-6188 or visit www.gershow.com.