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Intermediate & New Salesperson Training - Professional Automotive Sales - The Road to a Sale
Wednesday, December 06, 2023 - 8:30am-4:00pm
9150 S. Hills Blvd. Broadview Heights, OH 44147
Members: $275/Person Non-Members: $450/Person
F&I Manager's Guide to Compliance - NORTH OLMSTED
Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 10:30am-1:30pm
Courtyard Marriott Cleveland Airport North
Members: $75/pp Non-Member: $150/pp
HAZMAT Training, Testing & Certification
Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 9am-12pm
9150 S. Hills Blvd. Broadview Heights, OH 44147
SAFE: $0 GCADA Member: $45/pp Non-Member:$100/p
F&I Manager's Guide to Compliance - BOARDMAN
Thursday, November 09, 2023 - 10:30am-1:30pm
Holiday Inn Youngstown South Boardman
Members: $75/pp Non-Member: $150/pp
SAFE Supervisor Meeting
Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 9am-12pm
GCADA - 9150 S. Hills Blvd. Broadview Hts. 44147
SAFE Members $0

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News Release: First Respondents Safety Seminar
January 31, 2011

News Release: First Respondents Safety Seminar


Sara Panza
Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association
First Respondents Safety Seminar offers
insight into challenges of new vehicle technology
Cleveland, OH (January 31, 2011) —With the technology in today’s vehicles changing faster and faster, it’s imperative that first respondents and emergency personnel know how to deal with new technology. Keeping up with all the changes in propulsion systems is nearly impossible.
In an attempt to help EMTs and other emergency personnel on the front line, the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association has invited first respondents and other emergency personnel from across Northern Ohio to participate in a free seminar at the Cleveland Auto Show entitled, “Handling of Air Bags, Dealing with Hybrid Crashes and This Year’s New Technology in Automobiles.”
The event is slated for Thursday, March 3 at the Cleveland Auto Show at the I-X Center. The seminar begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. But due to the highly technical nature of the presentation and the importance of the information being covered, the seminar is only open to first respondents by invitation only. However, the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association, as host of the event, will help credentialed press representatives schedule interviews with seminar presenters either before or after the seminar.
Tim Berczik will be the primary presenter at this seminar. Berczik teaches in the Fire Science/Emergency Services Department at Stark State College, and is a Captain of an Engine Company for the Jackson Twp. Fire Department. He teaches at the Ohio Fire Academy in Reynoldsburg, OH. Berczik will be assisted by Matt Buca, General Motors STC Instructor at Stark State College in North Canton, OH. Stark State College is a factory-authorized training center for all General Motors, Toyota and Honda dealerships.
If you would like to know more about this seminar, or would like to know a little more about the challenges first respondents and emergency personnel face when they visit a crash site involving hybrids, electric cars and other vehicles with advanced technological propulsion systems by attending this seminar, contact Dennis Rose at drose@gcada.org.
About the Cleveland Auto Show 
The Cleveland Auto Show, presented by AutoTrader.com, marks the start of the spring selling season in Northeast Ohio. This year’s show runs from February 26th through March 6th, 2011. Featuring concept, pre- production and production vehicles from the world’s auto manufacturers, the show is held annually at the I-X Center with nearly 1.2 million square feet of exhibits, with free parking compliments of your new motor vehicle dealer. The Show also features an array of entertainment including sports celebrity appearances from the Browns, Cavs and OSU and NASCAR. The Cleveland Auto Show is a consumer show and a favorite family tradition since 1903. Buy tickets online at www.clevelandautoshow.com.
About the GCADA  
The Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers' Association (GCADA) has served the retail-automobile industry and community with integrity and distinction since 1903. Today, located in Brecksville, Ohio, GCADA represents 240 franchised motor vehicle dealers, which includes new-car, truck, motorcycle and RV dealers in a 21-county region of northern Ohio along the Lake Erie shore and beyond.  More information on the GCADA can be found at www.gcada.org.
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