Gershow Donates Use of 30 Vehicles for 7th Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament

Pictured behind the table are (front row, left to right) NYS Assemblyman Andrew Raia, Huntington Town Councilwoman Susan Berland, Tournament Director Robert “Beefy” Varese, his girlfriend Jeanne Vadasz, his daughter Rebecca Varese, Gershow Vice President of Special Projects Steve Rossetti, and Gershow Manager Rich D’Angelo.

In support of local fire departments and the Huntington community, Gershow Recycling donated the use of 30 vehicles for the 7th Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament, which was held at the Northport Fire Department’s Training Grounds on May 10.

Twenty-one teams from 12 fire departments in the Town of Huntington, as well as fire departments from North Bellmore, West Babylon, 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.

Newsday: “Lifesavers Face Off in Annual Tourney,” 5/11/14

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