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Beacon Hose to Host Fall EMT Class

Beacon Hose will host an EMT class beginning Oct. 13 — enrollment is open now!

Classes will be held at Beacon Hose on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6-10 p.m. nightly) and four Saturdays (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) through January 2023. The course will be taught by experienced ALS and BLS instructors who remain extremely active in responding to calls in our area.

The course fee is $975, which includes books, a class T-shirt, blood pressure cuff and stethoscope, CPR/AED certification, and emergency vehicle driver training certification. The course also includes all opportunities for ambulance ride time and experience in local emergency departments.

This class is open to any Connecticut resident, not just those from Beacon Falls. While membership at Beacon Hose is not required, the course could lead to an opportunity to join our department, too! Becoming an EMT not only gives you lifesaving skills to help others, but it can also lead to rewarding career opportunities.

If you’re interested in signing up or learning more about the course, send an email to emstraining@beaconhose.com and we’ll get you started!

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2022 Carnival Set for October 14-16; Buy $10,000 Raffle Tickets Here

Beacon Falls’ favorite tradition is coming back again this fall — the 58th annual Beacon Hose Firemen’s Carnival is set for October 14-16, 2022!

We’re extraordinarily excited for this year’s event, which will be the second straight year we’ve held it in the fall. We hope you can join us!

You know what’s also back in 2022? Our enormous raffle with $17,000 IN CASH PRIZES, including a $10,000 GRAND PRIZE. Scroll down for more information, including how to buy your ticket.

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Beacon Hose Announces Passing of 48-Year Member Arthur Norton

Beacon Hose is saddened to announce the passing of 48-year member and past officer Arthur Norton, who died Wednesday after a long illness.

Artie joined Beacon Hose in February 1974 and was a fixture here for decades and served in many different roles over that time: firefighter, truck replacement committee member, mechanic, fire police lieutenant, jokester, and friend. He remained dedicated to our department into his later years, when he would often spend his afternoons with his fellow old-timers sharing stories with the younger generation.

Artie was also a great family man, which extended to us at Beacon Hose. His wife, Janet, became one of the first female members of Beacon Hose as a longtime EMT, and his granddaughter, Kirsten, was a social member for years.

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BHC SummerPalooza and Parade Set for June 25; $10,000 Raffle Returns

Update: Thanks for your support!

We’ve enjoyed successful Octoberfest food and beer festivals, but this year, we’re moving it to a summer kickoff with our annual firemen’s parade!

This new Beacon Hose event brings together some of the state’s best food trucks with a selection of domestic and craft alcoholic beverages, family-friendly games and activities, music, and our annual firemen’s parade, which is a 60-year tradition that typically accompanies our carnival (which is October 14-16 this year … more info to come).

There is no admission fee or tickets required for the public. The event opens at 4 p.m. and closes at 10 p.m.

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Beacon Hose Reports Record 2021 Call Volume

2021 was the busiest year in the history of Beacon Hose. We responded to 1,099 emergency calls, including 240 fire calls and 859 EMS calls. The volume of EMS calls shattered our previous record (766 in 2020).

Our fire responses included:

🚨 88 calls involving EMS (mostly motor vehicle accidents)
🚨 46 calls for service
🚨 43 false alarms
🚨 30 miscellaneous calls
🚨 18 fires
🚨 15 incidents involving hazardous materials

Thanks to all of our members for their continued dedication to Beacon Falls. Stay safe!