Simmons Bedding Company Donates 150 Mattresses to Dekalb County Fire Department
Firehouse Recharge Initiative expands into Atlanta Metro in third year.
ATLANTA – October 5, 2015) – On Saturday, October 3, Atlanta-based Simmons Bedding Company, LLC (Simmons) announced its donation of 150 Beautyrest mattress sets to the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department (DCFRD). The mattresses will outfit bunkrooms in DCFRD’s 26-station department covering 15 communities. This donation marks the third year of Simmons’ philanthropic initiative, Firehouse Recharge. Over the past two years, Simmons has donated more than 350 mattresses to the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department, enough to replace every mattress in the department’s 35 stations.
“The reality is that many of us who call Atlanta home live outside the city limits. We’ve been honored to support AFRD over the past two years and we’re excited to expand Firehouse Recharge to serve all parts of metro Atlanta. We’re happy to have the opportunity to bring Firehouse Recharge to the hardworking men and women of the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department”, said Serta Simmons Bedding President of Sales Tony Smith.
On Saturday, Simmons delivered mattresses to Station 23 in Tucker, Ga., where firefighters, along with DeKalb County Fire Chief Darnell Fullum and other department leaders, accepted the new mattresses on behalf of DCFRD. The DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department is one of the busiest departments in Georgia, answering over 101,000 average responses per year and covers one of the largest territories in the state.
“The men and women of DeKalb County Fire Rescue are extremely grateful for the donation of mattresses from Simmons, said Chief Fullum.” Because firefighters work a twenty-four hour shift, they are afforded the opportunity to sleep during the night. This gracious donation demonstrates that Simmons understands that those precious hours of sleep are essential to being ready and able to respond to an emergency. Your donation will go to good use!
Firehouse Recharge aims to provide local fire departments with new Beautyrest mattresses so firefighters get the restful, recharging sleep they need to perform their lifesaving duties.