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2018 Carnival Set for June 7-9; Buy Tickets for $10,000 Raffle Here

Beacon Falls’ favorite tradition is coming back — the 55th annual Beacon Hose Firemen’s Carnival is set for June 7-9, 2018!

We’re extraordinarily excited for this year’s event, which follows our two best years in the entire history of the carnival. An estimated 10,000-12,000 visitors have poured through our grounds in each of the last two years, and we’re hoping for the same turnout — and same great weather — this June.

The big addition for 2018? An 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 Takes Delivery of New Truck 6

After nearly 15 years without a ladder truck in Beacon Falls, we finally have a new aerial apparatus.

Truck 6, a 2017 Pierce Ascendant quint apparatus, arrived in Beacon Falls on March 30 after the purchase order was approved in February. The town paid $850,000 for the demo piece, which included lettering, equipment mounting, and a few modifications to meet our needs.

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Beacon Hose’s Annual Easter Meat-O Set for March 24

UPDATE: Thanks for your support!

Beacon Hose is set to host the latest edition of one of most popular events: the Easter Meat-O!

Our Easter Meat-O Night will be Saturday, March 24, from 6-9 p.m. at the firehouse. A $5 admission fee includes a buffet dinner. The features of the night are games of chance to win something special for your Easter table. We’ll have kielbasas, mystery eggs, spiral hams, raffle baskets and more up for grabs!

Reservations are a must if you want to attend the event. Only those 21 and older are allowed, and the event is BYOB (alcohol is allowed). To reserve seats, please call the firehouse at 203-729-1470 or email gretchen@beaconhose.com by March 21.

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Board of Selectmen Approves Purchase of Pierce 107-Foot Quint

Beacon Hose is thrilled to announce that we are FINALLY GETTING OUR LADDER TRUCK!

The Board of Selectmen approved this evening a purchase order for the demo apparatus that we examined earlier this month. We will be purchasing a 2017 Pierce Ascendant, which is a quint apparatus with a 107-foot ladder, 500 gallons of water, several ground ladders, and compartment space for a wide assortment of tools.

With this apparatus being a demo piece, we are getting a whole lot of bang for our buck. Pierce has agreed to outfit the truck with some specific changes that we requested, and we expect to take delivery of this rig by the end of April.

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Past Chief Ted Smith Elected to CT Firefighters Hall of Fame

Beacon Hose is unbelievably proud, excited and honored to announce that Past Chief Ted Smith has been selected for enshrinement in the Connecticut State Firefighters Association Hall of Fame! Chief Smith will be part of the 10th class of inductees honored April 5 at the Aqua Turf in Southington.

Teddy is the son of Past Chief Arthur Smith, who served as chief from 1956-61. Ted joined Beacon Hose in 1970, and he soon became one of our department’s first EMTs. He first became an officer as a lieutenant under Joe Daddona in 1986, rose to the rank of captain under Tom Pratt and Bob Cole, and spent five years as assistant chief under Billy Lee. Finally, Ted served as chief from 1997-2000, completing the first father-son chief combination in Beacon Hose history.

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