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Beacon Hose’s Annual Christmas Tree Sale Continues

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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 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. 26-27) and the two weekends after that (Dec. 3-4, Dec. 10-11) until supplies run out. We’ll be at the firehouse each day of the sale from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The fresh-cut trees cost $45 each, and free delivery is available to all Beacon Falls residents. We’ll also custom trim any tree to specifications. 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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Beacon Hose Plans Bring Santa Home, Tree Lighting and Fire

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One of Beacon Hose’s most rewarding events is coming back again on Saturday, Dec. 10 — yep, it’s our Bring Santa Home campaign!

Those interested in having Santa Claus visit your home in a firetruck should email us at bringsantahome@beaconhose.com or give one of our co-chairs a call or text — Taylor Docimo at (203) 490-5987 or Jackie Fitzpatrick at (203) 560-0090 — to set it up. They’ll give you all the secret details, including the timeline of the morning’s visits and the previous evening’s gift drop-offs. We’d like you to make the arrangements ASAP, but the deadline is Dec. 9. We ask for a donation of $20 per visit to help support our Christmastime programs.

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Beacon Hose Plans Return of Meat-O, Cow Chip Raffle, Breakfast

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Beacon Hose is set to host two of its annual November events: the Thanksgiving Meat-O and the Cow Chip Raffle/Country Breakfast!

Our Thanksgiving Meat-O Night will be Saturday, Nov. 12, from 6-9 p.m. at the firehouse. A $5 admission fee includes dinner and one drink ticket. The features of the night are games of chance to win something special for your Thanksgiving table. We’ll have turkeys, hams, roasts, seafood and more up for grabs!

Reservations are a must if you want to attend the event. To reserve seats, please call the firehouse at 203-729-1470 or email gretchen@beaconhose.com before Nov. 10.

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Fire Prevention Week 2016: Open House and Safety Tips

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It’s 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. 12, 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 “hear the beep where you sleep.” What does this mean? We 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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Beacon Hose Remembers Our Trip to Ground Zero on Sept. 12, 2001

Beacon Hose members gathered around the firehouse on Sept. 11, 2001, and watched in horror as the tragedies in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania played out on television.

Throughout the next week, our department responded to America’s darkest day in a number of ways. The video below illustrates some of the sights and memories of Beacon Hose’s relief mission to Ground Zero on Sept. 12, 2001, and an oral history of that entire week.

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