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2019 Carnival Set for June 13-15; Buy $10,000 Raffle Tickets Here

Beacon Falls’ favorite tradition is coming back — the 56th annual Beacon Hose Firemen’s Carnival is set for June 13-15, 2019!

We’re extraordinarily excited for this year’s event, which will help us celebrate the 120th anniversary of our department. An estimated 10,000-12,000 visitors have poured through our grounds in each of the last three years, and we’re hoping for the same turnout — and same great weather — this June.

You know what’s back in 2019? 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’s Annual Easter Meat-O Set for April 13

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

Our Easter Meat-O night will be Saturday, April 13, from 6-9 p.m. at the firehouse. An $8 admission fee includes a delicious buffet dinner. The features of the night are games of chance (pay per game) to win something special for your Easter table. We’ll have hams, kielbasas, roasts, seafood, raffle baskets, mystery eggs, and more up for grabs!

Reservations are a must if you want to attend the event — but the event will be self-seated with no specific table reservations. Only those 21 and older are allowed, and the event is BYOB (alcohol is allowed). To reserve seats, please call Erin Swan-Buhl at 203-841-9307, email her at erin7773@frontier.com, or send us a message via social media or our website.

Six Honored for Cardiac Save in September 2018

At Beacon Hose’s monthly meeting on March 4, we recognized our crew that made a code save back in September on Morning Wood Drive. We had received the report of an unresponsive male in his 70s, and EMT Kevin O’Connell immediately responded from his nearby home and began CPR. Upon arrival, Beacon Hose units deployed both the AED (which delivered four shocks) and our new LUCAS device (for the first time on a call).

We are happy to report that the patient was released from the hospital in relatively quick fashion and has been doing well since. The patient’s doctor told the family that early, quality CPR gave the patient a chance to survive.

Beacon Hose EMS Director Peter Monti, along with Waterbury Hospital, recognized the crew that responded: from left, Matt DeGeorge, John Lubinski, Sherrie Lubinski, Howie Leeper, and Jeremy Rodorigo. (Kevin O’Connell was unable to attend.)

Once again, a terrific job by our dedicated volunteers in helping to secure a positive outcome!

BHC St. Patrick’s Day Shirts, Fleece Blankets on Sale Now

UPDATE: Orders have now closed. Thanks for your support!

Just in time for one of Beacon Hose’s favorite holidays — St. Patrick’s Day! — we’re rolling out our second St. Patrick’s Day shirt!

This black T-shirt comes in both short-sleeve and long-sleeve. We’ve customized our Maltese cross patch to reflect the Irish heritage of many of our current and past members, and the back of the shirt combines the Celtic cross with our four main fire apparatuses.

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Chief DeGeorge, Captain Brennan Beacon Falls’ New Fire Marshals

Major congratulations go out to Beacon Hose Chief Brian DeGeorge and Capt. Cal Brennan, who recently passed their exams to become certified Connecticut fire marshals and were sworn Jan. 28 as Beacon Falls’ newest fire marshals!

Both men spent months taking long days’ worth of classes and rearranging work schedules to earn this achievement. We’re looking forward to making the connection between Beacon Hose and the fire marshal’s office even closer and more efficient in the months and years to come. Congratulations!

For more information about the Beacon Falls Fire Marshal’s Office, including how to get in touch, click here.