Who: Charles Keeling, Safety Director, Gershow Recycling
Ed Tully, President, Islip Town Firefighters Museum and Education Center
What: In support of local fire departments, Gershow Recycling is donating 15 vehicles to be used in a two-day extrication competition at Long Island's Fire, Rescue and EMS Mega Show.
In this extrication competition, 15 teams have 20 minutes to take out a "victim" from the car involved in a "crash" while accurately following procedure. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Islip Town Firefighters Museum and Education Center.
Gershow has a longstanding history of providing vehicles to local fire departments for extrication exercises and has opened its facilities to firefighters and first responders for Urban Search and Rescue training exercises and disaster preparedness drills.
When: February 26-27, 2011
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Turnpike
Directions: From the Long Island Expressway: LIE to Northern State Parkway to Exit 31A (Meadowbrook Parkway. Take Exit M4 (Nassau Coliseum). Follow signs to the coliseum. Entrance is on the right.
From Sunrise Highway: Sunrise Highway (Rte. 27) to Southern State Parkway. Take Exit 22N (Meadowbrook Parkway). Take Exit M4 (Nassau Coliseum). Follow signs to the coliseum. Entrance is on the right.
Photo Ops: Mr. Keeling joined by Mr. Tully and local firefighters. Firefighters performing in the extrication competition.
Started in 1964 by Sam Gershowitz, Gershow Recycling began as a two man operation with a tractor and trailer, a boom truck and the first portable car flattener. Now with the second generation carrying on the legacy, Gershow generates over 750 jobs, contributing millions of dollars to the local economy, while helping to preserve Long Island's environment. Gershow Recycling takes aluminum, brass, copper, steel, cast iron, appliances, cars and vehicles. In keeping with its philosophy of "Preserving the Future by Recycling the Past," Gershow Recycling purchases scrap metal that would have otherwise wound up in local landfills, and turns them into high-quality scrap products for recycling. The company produces both ferrous and non-ferrous products.