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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Originally published 1:04 p.m., October 8, 2013 Updated 1:04 p.m., October 4, 2013

Sit ‘n Sleep and Tempur-Pedic North America, LLC Donate 140 New Mattresses to Southern California Fire Stations

New Mattresses Donated to Multiple Southern California Fire Departments In Honor of National Fire Prevention Week

Iconic mattress retailer Sit ‘n Sleep today announced that it has teamed with Tempur-Pedic, the makers of the most highly recommended bed in America™, to honor Southern California’s brave firefighters during National Fire Prevention Week, October 7-11.


Iconic mattress retailer Sit ‘n Sleep today announced that it has teamed with Tempur-Pedic, the makers of the most highly recommended bed in America™, to honor Southern California’s brave firefighters during National Fire Prevention Week, October 7-11. Sit ‘n Sleep and Tempur-Pedic North America, LLC are donating 140 mattresses to five fire stations in Southern California.

On the dates listed below, Sit ‘n Sleep trucks will be making daily stops to deliver mattresses and will haul away each of the station’s old mattresses for recycling. The number of mattresses delivered to the stations ranges from 10-60 mattresses, based on each stations number of beds and individual needs.

The following Southern California fire stations will receive the new mattresses:

October 7: Redlands Professional Fire Association

October 8: Rancho Mirage Fire Station

October 9: West Hollywood Fire Station

October 10: Montecito Fire Station

October 11: Costa Mesa Fire Station

*NOTE: Locations and times of each mattress delivery can be found at the end of the press release.

A good night’s sleep is imperative to keep firefighters well rested so they can continue to do the dangerous job of keeping Southern California communities safe. Unfortunately, due to budget cuts and other rising costs, old worn out mattresses are often the last items replaced at fire stations.

“Our goal is to provide customers with great mattresses for a good night’s sleep and we are pleased to extend that promise to our local firefighters,” Sit ‘n Sleep CEO Larry Miller says. “There’s no better time to make this donation then during National Fire Prevention Week, when firefighters aim to make their communities aware of fire safety. We’re glad to be able to help raise awareness and honor the men and women who protect our safety every day.”

“Our firefighters are thrilled to be able to sleep on brand new mattresses,” says West Hollywood Fire Battalion Chief, Kevin Klar. “Some of the previous mattresses offered little support to ensure a good night’s sleep for our hard working firefighters. The new Tempur-Pedic beds will definitely make a significant improvement to our firefighters’ comfort and health, and we are incredibly grateful for the generous support,” he continues.

“We can’t think of more deserving recipients than our local fire heroes,” says Patrice Varni, Senior Vice President, Tempur-Pedic Brands. “We hope these mattresses provide extra comfort and support for the strain that long days and overnight hours bring to these firefighters. We are thrilled to be able to show our gratitude to our communities’ firefighters during this year’s National Fire Prevention Week.”

Fire Prevention Week Bed Donation Schedule

Redlands Professional Fire Association:

Address: 10 West Pennsylvania Ave, Redlands, CA 92373

Donation Time: 10:00 a.m. on October 7

Rancho Mirage Fire Station:

Address: 70801 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Donation Time: 10:00 a.m. on October 8

West Hollywood Fire Station:

Address: 864 North San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Donation Time: 7:00 a.m. on October 9

Montecito Fire Station:

Address: 595 San Ysidro Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Donation Time: 10:00 a.m. on October 10

Costa Mesa Fire Station:

Address: 2803 Royal Palm Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Donation Time: 10:00 a.m. on October 11

For over thirty years Sit ‘n Sleep has been dedicated to helping local charities in Southern California, including Habitat for Humanity, Make a Wish, City of Hope and Jewish Vocational Services, to name a few.

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