Toronto, Ontario — Standard Auto Wreckers owners Ken and David Gold were recently presented with a certificate of appreciation from Markham, Ont. mayor Frank Scarpitti, for the company’s work with the Markham Fire crew.
The Golds accepted the honour at Standard’s Toronto location alongside Fire Chief Brad Sterling and the rest of his crew.
“I want to say thank you to Dave and his team here because they give our firefighters the opportunity to come in and train on these vehicles. It speaks to another great value—sustainability, and ensuring that we use the resources we have accordingly,” explained Scarpitti. “This is a very important initiative. It may look like a simple training exercise, but what happens here saves vital seconds on the scene.”
“Dave from Standard Auto has been phenomenal with us,” said Sterling. “He gives us the opportunity to create car accidents that we feel resemble real-life scenarios. A few weeks ago we actually had a real incident with a late-model car. We were highly successful in that scenario because we have the opportunity to train at Standard every Wednesday.”
“Thank you all for these kind words,” remarked Gold. “The nicest thing to be able to do is give back to our community. To be part of the community where many of us live, and to give back and understand the importance of this training–for us, that’s all we need.”
See below for some exclusive photos from the award presentation, courtesy of David Gold.