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Bring Santa Home, Tree Lighting and Bonfire to Celebrate Season

Beacon Hose’s favorite season is chock full of events in 2018, including the annual tree lighting and bonfire, Bring Santa Home, and our annual Christmas tree sale!

TREE LIGHTING AND BONFIRE

Dec. 1 is the annual Beacon Falls Christmas tree lightning and bonfire. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. at Beacon Falls Town Hall and continue to St. Michael’s Church and the Beacon Falls Congregational Church. We’ll finish at the Lewis House, where we’ll light a bonfire and have free refreshments and entertainment for all. A hayride will also be making its rounds through the neighborhood. Hopefully you can come ring in the season with us!

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BHC Christmas Tree Sale Runs Black Friday Through Dec. 16

The annual tradition that is Beacon Hose helping our neighbors celebrate Christmas is returning once again to the firehouse with the start of our Christmas tree sales!

The sale will begin once again this year with a special Black Friday sale for those looking to get a head start on the Christmas season. We’ll continue Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 24-25) and the three weekends after that (Dec. 1-2, Dec. 8-9, Dec. 15-16) until supplies run out. We’ll be at the firehouse each day of the sale from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. (We will close on Nov. 24 and Dec. 15 at 3 p.m.)

The fresh-cut trees cost $50 each, and free delivery is available to all Beacon Falls¬†residents. We’ll also custom trim any tree to specifications — they generally run anywhere from six to eight feet tall. Those who would like to buy a Christmas tree without leaving their own home can also call the firehouse at 203-729-1470 during any of the sale hours.

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Sign Up for BHC’s ‘Farmer in the Valley’ Scavenger Hunt

After the return of Beacon Hose’s annual scavenger hunt was a big hit last year, we’re bringing it back again this November!

The Beacon Hose “Farmer in the Valley” Scavenger Hunt is set for Saturday, November 24, from 3-8 p.m. The hunt begins and ends at Beacon Hose, and we’ll have food and prizes at the firehouse before heading over to the River’s Edge Pub and Grille for some postgame festivities. Here’s the key information:

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Thanksgiving Meat-O Returns On Nov. 17

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

Our Thanksgiving Meat-O Night will be Saturday, Nov. 17, from 6-9 p.m. at the firehouse. A $5 admission fee includes a delicious buffet dinner. The features of the night are games of chance to win something special for your Thanksgiving table. We’ll have turkeys, hams, roasts, seafood, raffle baskets, mystery turkeys, 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 Nov. 14.

Beacon Hose to Host Fire Prevention Week Open House on Oct. 10

UPDATE: Thanks for your support!

It’s almost one of our favorite weeks of the year at Beacon Hose — Fire Prevention Week, when we get to share important fire prevention and safety tips with our community.

Make sure to join us Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 6-9 p.m. at the firehouse for our open house, when we’ll have hands-on demonstrations to teach some important fire prevention and safety tips! (More info at the bottom of this post.)

This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire Can Happen Anywhere.” What does this mean? We want all of our residents to be vigilant around their homes, workplaces, schools, and other areas for potential fire hazards and escape scenarios. If fire hazards exist, you should take steps to fix them and prevent fires. And in places where you frequent, you should always have a plan for multiple escape routes in case of fire or other emergency.

We want to make sure that all of our residents have developed fire escape plans in their own homes. Everyone who lives in your home should know two ways out of every room, practice them to simulate conditions of a smoky house at nighttime, and have a safe meeting place outside and away from your home so that we know everyone made it out safely.

We also want to make sure our residents have installed smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of their homes, including the basement. Larger homes may need more alarms.

Here are a few key bits of information that you might not know about the importance of smoke detectors and escape plans. (If you’d like to see more fast facts about fires, click here.)

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