Gershow Recycling Hosts Urban Search and Rescue Training Exercise at Its Medford Facility

Gershow Recycling Hosts Urban Search and Rescue Training Exercise at Its Medford Facility

Pictured: Charles Keeling (front row, right, holding banner), Safety Director, Gershow Recycling, poses with members of the newly formed Urban Search And Rescue team at the conclusion of the two-day Urban Search and Rescue drill.

In support of firefighters and emergency service personnel, Gershow Recycling opened its Medford facility to 60-65 technical specialists, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and police officers for its Urban Search And Rescue (USAR) training exercise, which was held November 6-7.

The two-day drill was performed by members of the newly formed Urban Search and Rescue Team, Suffolk County Task Force One. The team is comprised of emergency personnel from the Suffolk County volunteer fire departments, Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Services and the Suffolk County Police Department and Emergency Medical Services personnel. The team is designed to assist local fire departments with specialized equipment and skills.

At the Gershow site, task force members participated in various scenarios involving the location, rescue and initial medical stabilization of “victims” trapped inside vehicles and underneath collapsed structures. Charles Keeling, Safety Director, Gershow Recycling, assisted in planning various scenarios throughout the scrap yard with the task force members.

Urban Search And Rescue is considered a “multi-hazard” discipline, as it may be needed for a variety of emergencies or disasters, including earthquakes, hurricanes, typhoons, storms, tornadoes, floods, dam failures, technological accidents, terrorist activities and the release of hazardous materials.

Science Channel Makes Another Visit to Gershow Recycling

Gershow Recycling's Brooklyn Facility to Appear on August 3 Episode of Spike TV's Scrappers

Dr. Michio Kaku (center), host of Science Channel’s “Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible,” is joined by Charles Keeling (left), Safety Director, and Jonathan Abrams (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling.

Gershow Recycling was featured on the
Science Channel’s Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible – November 10, 2010

On July 28, Science Channel visited Gershow Recycling’s Medford facility for a taping of an episode of “Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible,” hosted by Dr. Michio Kaku. The episode focuses on the current and future uses of hydraulics of the machinery used at Gershow’s facility.

This is the Science Channel’s second visit to Gershow. Science Channel came to Gershow in July 2009 to focus on the current future uses of magnets at Gershow’s facility.

“Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible” aired on November 10th.

Gershow Recycling's Brooklyn Facility to Appear on August 3 Episode of Spike TV's Scrappers

Dr. Michio Kaku is filmed next to one of the cranes at Gershow’s Medford facility for an episode of “Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible.”

Gershow Recycling Appeared on the Science Channel

Dr. Michio Kaku (left), host of Science Channel's "Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible," and Ray Colon (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling

Pictured: Dr. Michio Kaku (left), host of Science Channel’s “Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible,” and Ray Colon (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling.

On July 8, Science Channel visited Gershow Recycling’s Medford facility for a taping of an episode of “Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible,” hosted by Dr. Michio Kaku. The segment focused on the current and future uses of super magnets used at Gershow’s facility. The program aired on February 9, 2010.

Cameras roll as "Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible" host Dr. Michio Kaku prepares to get into a crane at Gershow Recycling's Medford facility to operate one of the super magnets.

Cameras roll as “Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible” host Dr. Michio Kaku prepares to get into a crane at Gershow Recycling’s Medford facility to operate one of the super magnets.

FOX News at Gershow Recycling

Thursday, October 1, 2009: On October 1, Fox News Channel came to Gershow Recycling’s facility in Medford to shoot two live segments regarding the state of the U.S. economy. This is the third appearance Fox News has made at Gershow this year as part of its “Road to recovery” series.

Part I: Interview with Elliot Gershowitz | quicktime

Part II: Interview with Kevin Gershowitz | quicktime

FOX News at Gershow Recycling

Thursday, August 20, 2009: The Fox News Channel (Cablevision Channel 26) was at Gershow Recycling in Medford today for a live segment as part of its “Road to Recovery” series highlighting businesses and how they are handling the recession and prospects for the future.

Interview with Kevin Gershowitz | quicktime

FOX News at Gershow Recycling

Thursday, June 11, 2009: The Fox News Channel (Cablevision Channel 26) was at Gershow Recycling in Medford today for two live segments as part of its “Road to Recovery” series highlighting businesses and how they are handling the recession and prospects for the future. The first segment took place in the 10:00 hour, the second took place in the 1:00 hour.

Part I: Interview with Sam Gershowitz | quicktime

Part II: Interview with Kevin Gershowitz | quicktime