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Walker Furniture Continues Project Firehouse Program with Las Vegas Fire & Rescue

Walker Furniture completed its “Project Firehouse: Rested & Ready” program in April providing all 30 Clark County Firehouses with new mattresses. Yesterday,

Walker Furniture and Las Vegas Fire & Rescue have announced the Project Firehouse: Rested & Ready program will continue by supplying 152 mattresses and foundations to 15 Las Vegas City Firehouses. Deliveries began at Firehouse Station 41 at 6989 N. Buffalo Drive receiving 12 new mattresses and foundations.

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue is the second largest fire department in the state of Nevada after the Clark County Fire Department.          

“For Walker, our ‘Rested & Ready’ firehouse project is our way of helping our first responders,” said Linda Alterwitz-Mizrahi, Walker Furniture co-owner. “We appreciate how our first responders are always on call and can only grab sleep in short intervals. They need to be rested to do their job helping others. The mattresses are our way of showing appreciation.”

Walker’s new mattresses program was started back in October 2018 to help first responders at firehouses in the Las Vegas Valley. Due to the Covid pandemic, deliveries were put on a year-long hiatus in 2020. What was expected to take about two-and-a-half years to complete deliveries, ultimately took three-and-a-half years.

Good mattresses for our firefighters are of the utmost importance. The ones being replaced are old. Firefighters are always excited when the new ones arrive. They have the old ones stacked up and ready to go when the Walker Furniture truck arrives. With overwhelming appreciation, they can’t wait to grab the new mattresses and set them up.

“Rest is so important for our first responders, health and wellbeing,” said Jeff Buchanan Fire Chief. “Their job is not nine-to-five. Firefighters need to be ready to respond. Imagine every day and night at any given minute when you’re sleeping, you need to abruptly wake up, run your fastest and perform your best.”

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