We’ve reached the end of our 12th full decade at Beacon Hose — these last 10 years have been one hell of a ride! We chose 15 photos that tell some of the most important and memorable times of the 2010s at Beacon Hose.
There have been big-time fires. We’ve responded to natural disasters — in more ways than one. Our members have enjoyed statewide recognition. We’ve said goodbye to some of our dearest men. We’ve enjoyed good times, added new apparatuses, and have continued our role as the centerpiece of our community.
Scroll through the 15 pictures to see some of our most significant times of the decade. Thanks to all of you for your support throughout the last 10 years (and beyond) — here’s to a wonderful new decade!
Other memorable emergency responses throughout the decade included a 2014 save of a drowning child and a 2018 save of a man in cardiac arrest using our new LUCAS device.
In addition to fires and thousands of EMS calls, Beacon Hose also dealt with a number of natural disasters throughout the decade — Hurricane Irene, Superstorm Sandy, snowstorms and blizzards, and even a tornado in May 2018.
Beacon Hose continued to grow throughout the decade. Among our equipment acquisitions were a 2012 Dodge ambulance (BH-7) and a 2017 Pierce Ascendant quint ladder truck (Truck 6), as well as a host of other vehicles and equipment.
Finally, we want to remember all the awesome events we’ve hosted throughout the last decade.
We’ve also hosted cornhole tournaments, Octoberfests, Meat-Os, holiday events, Fire Prevention Open Houses, and so much more. Every bit of the proceeds from our fundraisers go back to benefit our community and/or our roster of dedicated volunteers.
We thank our neighbors and friends for your continued support of everything we do here at Beacon Hose. We’re looking forward to many more decades to come!