Charles Keeling (second from right), Safety Director, Gershow Recycling, poses with members of the Hagerman Fire Department and South Country Ambulance Corps after the mass casualty drill on April 19.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Gershow Recycling
In support of local Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services crews, Gershow Recycling donated the use of a passenger bus to be used by the Hagerman Fire Department and the South Country Ambulance Corps for a mass casualty drill performed at the fire department's training facility in East Patchogue on April 19.
During the exercise, firefighters and first responders rescued "victims" from a "crash" involving a passenger bus. The "victims" - portrayed by students from Bellport High School and members of the Hagerman Fire Department Junior Squad, the South Country Ambulance Corps Junior Squad and the Mastic Ambulance Corps Junior Squad - were treated for their "injuries" and transported to Brookhaven Hospital. The Hagerman Fire Department thanked Gershow for their support and unique opportunities for simulated emergency training.
Gershow has eight locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore and Medford. For more information, call (631) 289-6188 or visit www.gershow.com.
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 "Conserving 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.