Gershow gifts cars to fire fighters
In support of New York fire, rescue and emergency service technicians, Gershow Recycling will donate 20 vehicles to the Suffolk County Fire Academy. Each vehicle will be provided to the fire academy for each of the 20 upcoming classes the academy’s training facility in Yaphank over the next few months.
Firefighters use junk cars to perform in simulated emergency situations and learn how to extricate victims from the vehicles in the event a crash occurs. However, as the economy has taken a toll on consumers, fewer people have been buying new cars, thereby keeping older vehicles – which would have otherwise found their way into the local scrap yard – on the road. This has resulted in a scarcity of junk vehicles to be provided for firefighters during their extrication exercises.
Gershow has assisted with numerous fire departments throughout Long Island by donating vehicles for extrication exercises. They have also provided junk cars for the Fire, Rescue & EMS Mega Show at Nassau Coliseum, the Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament in Northport, and “Gone in Six Hours,” which is held by the North Merrick Fire Department.
Gershow Recycling has eight locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore and Medford.