Simmons & Steinhafels surprise firefighters with furnishings

Atlanta-based mattress major Simmons Bedding Co. and Waukesha, Wis.-based furniture retailer Steinhafels recently surprised a group of firefighters at Station 2 in Vernon Hills, Ill., with new living, dining and bedroom furniture.

The makeover is part of a nationwide initiative in connection with Simmons’ 20-week ComforPedic Loft road show tour, a mobile showroom traveling 10,000 miles to visit 35 retailers across the country. Station 2 in the Countryside Fire Protection District is the second of five fire stations to receive a makeover from Simmons and a local retail partner.

Simmons donated 12 mattresses and foundations from its redesigned ComforPedic Loft memory foam line to the fire station. The beds feature Simmons NxG Memory Foam, the AirCool Sleep System and a Transflexion Core for extra support and heat dissipation.

“ComforPedic has a strong commitment to giving back to the communities in which we operate and we’re proud to be able to give back to Vernon Hills,” said Anne Kozel, Simmons specialty sleep brand director. “This dedicated team of firefighters works long, hot hours, and we’re proud to help give them the cool, comfortable night’s sleep they deserve.”

Steinhafels donated two recliners, an end table, a pub table and chairs, and three kitchen table and chair sets. See a video of the makeover at