May 21, 2012
Five Vehicles Donated for Fire Women of LI Conference
Gershow Safety Director Charles Keeling (right), poses with Fire Women of Long Island Committee Member Christine Manzi (left), Committee Chair Terry Edrehi (second from left) and student firefighters at the Heavy Rescue – Auto Extrication class during the Fire Women of Long Island conference.
Gershow Recycling donated five cars for a Heavy Rescue – Auto Extrication class during the Fire Women of Long Island Conference that was held May 19 at the Suffolk County Fire Academy in Yaphank.
Female student firefighters learned about the principles of extricating victims from an automobile crash. In addition to basic strategies for a "vehicle on all fours,” students practiced advanced techniques for overturned vehicles. Veteran instructors provided "tips” for the operation of extrication tools and students were provided the opportunity to improve their skill level. The Fire Women of Long Island thanked Gershow for its support.