Gershow Recycling Donates Use of 30 Vehicles for 6th Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament
Pictured are NYS Assemblyman Andrew Raia (third from left). Standing behind banner are (l-r): Northport Village Trustees Damon McMullen and Henry Tobin, Huntington Town Supervisor Frank Petrone and Councilwoman Susan Berland, and Gershow’s Vice President of Special Projects, Steve Rossetti. Standing behind Mr. Tobin and Mr. Petrone is Huntington Town Councilman Mark Cuthbertson. Next to Mr. Cuthbertson is Robert "Beefy” Varese, former chief of the Northport Fire Department.
Gershow Recycling donated the use of 30 vehicles for the 6th Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament, which was held at the Northport Fire Department’s Training Grounds on May 11.
Twenty-three teams from 13 fire departments in the Town of Huntington, as well as fire departments from North Bellmore, 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.