The Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) was pleased to donate $ 875 to the Francis X. Pendl Nassau County Firefighters Museum & Education Center from proceeds from the 6-hour Fred von der Heydt Memorial Run for the 60th birthday.
The check was presented to John V. Murray, Chief Instructor at the Center, by Myron Bellovin, 6 Hour 60th Anniversary Race Director, GLIRC Membership Director Sherry Bellovin and GLIRC Executive Director Katie Pearlman.
Murray, a 50-year veteran as a fire chief, guided thousands of young visitors through Stop-Drop-Roll, home evacuation planning and other safety drills, and showed visitors older people how to protect themselves, their families and their belongings against fires, burns and other common household hazards.
The Nassau County Firefighter Museum and Education Center provides a unique setting for the preservation and interpretation of the local volunteer firefighter heritage through the collection, restoration and display of historical and contemporary memorabilia and pyrotechnic equipment . The visitor experience at the center increases public appreciation and awareness of the Nassau County fire departments and stimulates the recruitment of volunteers to local departments. One of the main goals of the Center is to educate and inform the public about fire safety and prevention and to display the proud history of arson fighting in Nassau County. The Museum and Education Center is located at Museum Row in Uniondale For more information you can visit www.ncfiremuseum.org/index.php
“It was our privilege to have been able to donate to the Museum / Education Center for several years from the proceeds of our 6 hour race,” said Race Director Myron Bellovin. “The fight against arson has a long and proud history in our county, and we are delighted to be able to do our little part to help raise awareness of this history. “