Another year is in the books, and it was a very busy 2018 for Beacon Hose in a number of ways. Of course, we enjoyed unbelievable support at our fundraisers and community events, but our emergency responders were also busier than ever.
Beacon Hose responded to 363 fire/rescue calls in 2018, a dramatic increase from the usual average of 250-300 calls. Many of those calls — more than 110 of them, in fact — came in the immediate aftermath of the tornado that struck Beacon Falls on May 15.
Continue reading Beacon Hose Reports Busier-Than-Average Call Volume in 2018
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.
Continue reading Reviewing Snow Ordinances and Fire Hydrant Clearing
Beacon Hose is Beacon Falls, so we were long overdue to update and expand the details about our company’s rich history.
Now, you can check out the 119-year history and present-day activities of Beacon Hose in a spanking-new section on our website. It starts with our establishment in 1899 and early years as the firefighting unit of the Beacon Falls Rubber Shoe Company, continues through the construction of our current firehouse in 1969, highlights our 1929 Seagrave Suburbanite, honors our line-of-duty deaths, demonstrates our current commitment to the community, and celebrates the proudest moments in our department’s history. There are plenty of rare photos and links, too.
Click here to learn more about Beacon Hose’s past and present.
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.
Continue reading How to Prevent, Treat Frozen Pipes
UPDATE: Thanks for your support! Merry Christmas!
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!
Continue reading Bring Santa Home, Tree Lighting and Bonfire to Celebrate Season