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Sit ‘n Sleep and Tempur-Pedic® Donate Over 250 Mattresses to Four Southern California Fire Departments

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Los Angeles
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On October 1, 2015 – Iconic mattress retailer Sit ‘n Sleep announced today that it teamed with Tempur-Pedic®, the most highly recommended bed in America, to honor Southern California’s firefighters during National Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10. Sit ‘n Sleep and Tempur-Pedic® are donating over 250 mattresses to four fire departments in Southern California. Mattresses are often the last thing that gets replaced at Fire Stations, because of the high cost and budget restrictions. However, a good sleep is essential for firefighters so they can continue to do their job safely.

LAFD Fire Station 64

Sit ‘n Sleep trucks will be delivering the mattresses to each department and will remove the station’s old mattresses for recycling during a community celebration event. Firefighters and first responders will be on site to help unload the beds into the station’s sleeping quarters. The Southern California fire departments that will receive the mattresses include Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), Brea Fire Department, Pasadena Fire Department, and Rancho Mirage Fire Department. At 10:00 AM on October 1, 2015 Sit ‘n Sleep will be visiting LAFD Fire Station 64 in South Los Angeles.

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential in maintaining the schedule and handling the stress firefighters endure to ensure the safety of their communities. Despite the health risks associated with a lack of sleep, many departments do not have the budget to replace the old, worn out mattresses used in their stations. Many station’s mattresses are over a decade old, leaving little support for hardworking firefighters.

LAFD Battalion Chief in front of Station 64 with news reporter.

“We are so grateful to Sit ‘n Sleep and Tempur-Pedic® for this generous donation and for bringing attention to our amazing dedicated firefighters,” said Deputy Chief, Daren M. Palacios, Los Angeles Fire Department Commander of Operations South Bureau. “The high quality of these mattresses will bring much needed relief and comfort to our department’s staff, who often rely on just a few hours of sleep. Our firefighters have a Sit & Sleep troucksdemanding job and will be thrilled to sleep on these fantastic beds.”

“We can’t think of more deserving recipients than our local fire heroes,” says Daliah Santana, Regional Sales Director, Southern California, Tempur-Pedic North America, LLC. “We’re honored to be able to show our gratitude to our firefighters during this year’s National Fire Prevention Week, and it is our goal that these mattresses will help to relieve the strain brought on by the long days and overnight hours they regularly face. We also hope that each night they go to sleep on one of these mattresses, they feel the support and appreciation of the community that they so bravely serve.”

Also, a special thanks to the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation who made this all possible. 

(Updates will be posted at Facebook.com/LAFDsouth)

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