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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The cold temperatures of this winter are here, so it’s a good idea to make sure your pipes at home are ready in case there’s a deep freeze that threatens to make them burst.
Here’s a quick graphic about how to prepare and what to do if your pipes freeze. There are more tips below the graphic.
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Beacon Hose, along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), want you to always “Resolve to be Ready” for an emergency, especially during the winter.
Taking preparedness actions can save lives and protect property anywhere — at home, in schools, in your neighborhood and in the workplace. We highlight the importance of planning ahead to protect our families and secure our community and homes for disasters. For these reasons, we are asking you to Resolve to be Ready by knowing your risk and taking action.
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It’s a good time for Beacon Falls residents to refresh themselves on the town ordinances involving snow and ice removal from their sidewalks, as well as rules about street parking during snowstorms. Here are the key details to remember:
- Residents must clear snow and ice away from public sidewalks adjacent to their property in a timely manner after a snowstorm. The ordinance specifies this be done within 12 hours of the end of snow (after 7 a.m.).
- Residents and private contractors may not clear snow from sidewalks or driveways into a public street.
- Residents cannot park on public streets for more than one hour while town workers are clearing snow.
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Update: Thanks for your support! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Beacon Hose’s favorite season is chock full of events in 2017, including the annual tree lighting and bonfire, Bring Santa Home and a Christmas lights contest!
TREE LIGHTING AND BONFIRE
Dec. 2 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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