By: Jackie Brett
LAS VEGAS – Sept. 11, 2019 – On 9-11, it’s an honor for Walker Furniture to make its
11th delivery for the “Project Firehouse: Rested & Ready” program to assist valued first responders at Firehouse Station 65 with a donation of six new mattresses, foundations and protectors. Deliveries are taking about two-and-a-half years to complete. This delivery totaled 78 new mattresses delivered to 11 CCFD stations so far. In the past recession, one of many cutbacks was mattresses so new ones are greatly appreciated.
“For Walker our ‘Rested & Ready’ project is a community approach,” said Linda Alterwitz-Mizrahi, Walker Furniture co-owner, who attends every delivery. “Providing mattresses for our hardworking firefighters who are on constant call every day of the year is our way of showing appreciation for all they do. We also want to thank our partners with this program, Malouf for donating the mattress protectors and Corsicana Mattress.”
“It’s not a nine-to-five job,” emphasizes Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Buchanan. “Firefighters have to be ready to respond. Imagine every night at any given minute when you’re going to sleep, you have to abruptly wake up, run your fastest and perform your best.”
According to Buchanan, every firefighter in Clark County works an average of 2,912 hours a year compared to a normal individual’s 2,080 hours a year. Then figure there’s no true rest for firefighters and you can appreciate how important a good mattress is to their health and wellbeing.