Firefighters are heroes- they are the ones rushing into the blaze to saves people’s homes, possessions, and lives. They spend long hours on-call, having to be ready at the drop of a hat to respond to emergencies. Because they are often awoken many times in the night, and because not all the firefighters are on call at all times, a new trend has emerged in firehouses: wallbeds. As is their nature, wallbeds allow easy access to sleeping quarters but can quickly be tucked out of the way when duty calls.
Closet Factory recently installed several wallbeds in the Pueblo Fire Station in southern Colorado. With a beautiful natural birch finish, the beds give the hard-working heroes a comfortable place to rest as well as locker space to store their personal items with the hope that the firehouse will be as comfortable as their own homes.
Some units also incorporate desk space for the firefighters to set up their laptops, do paperwork or relax.
Because their shifts are unpredictable in terms of downtime, wallbeds also provide the opportunity to use the room for other purposes. As the above photos show, wallbeds in their upright position do not take up a much floor space as traditional beds, leaving space to exercise or set up an entertainment center.
Here at Closet Factory we truly admire the sacrifices our men and women in uniform make and are honored to try to make them a little more comfortable while they are on duty. Thank you to all those who protect us!