ROCKLEDGE, FL - Brevard County (FL) Fire-Rescue Department recently chose FireStationFurniture.com through a bidding process to replace many of the station's older, worn out fire station mattresses. This round of deliveries completed the department's efforts of replacing older fire station mattresses, and getting all of the mattresses on a regular replacement cycle - a decision welcomed by BCFR personnel.
BCFR chose the Lieutenant model mattress (found here) which was built similar to many of the older national brand mattresses they replaced. This "hybrid" mattress design combines a fabric-encased steel coil system with memory foam for a supportive, but comfortable feel.
FireStationFurniture.com delivered the new Lieutenant mattresses to 17 stations throughout the county.
Recent studies have shown that sleep deprivation in the fire service is a growing concern, and can have serious effects on firefighter work, health & safety. “This is a critical issue for firefighters,” stresses Vicki Lee, program manager for the Safety, Health & Survival Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). Chronic lack of sleep has been linked to health complaints including musculoskeletal problems, weight gain, increased risk of sleep apnea and even heart disease and some cancers.
The IAFC’s sleep deprivation report states, “Firefighters have documented increases in their risks for cardiac disease and malignancies, which are also illnesses that may be promoted by the chronic sleep deprivation associated with long work hours.” A review of statistics shows that fatigue may be responsible for the “disproportionately higher fireground injury rates observed in the early morning hours.” It also shows that, “Fatigue when driving may increase the risk of crashes when driving following long work hours. Long commutes following work may be a particular hazard.”
About FireStationFurniture.com - Working Fire Furniture & Mattress Co., Inc. dba FireStationFurniture.com is a firefighter-owned and operated company proudly supplying top quality fire station furniture and mattresses to stations across the country. We offer a wide selection of solid-wood furniture, heavy-duty recliners, theater seating, mattresses and more.
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