UPDATE: We are no longer seeking applicants at this time.
Beacon Hose is now seeking applicants for two full-time firefighter/EMTs! These paid positions will continue to staff Beacon Hose during weekdays, as we’ve done for nearly 15 years.
Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest, a resume, copies of all necessary certifications (including Firefighter 1, EMT, CPR, and a Q or CDL-B license), and three letters of recommendation to our Chief’s Office by Sept. 1. They can be sent to the firehouse (35 North Main Street, Beacon Falls) or to email@example.com.
A full job posting, complete with duties and requirements, can be found by clicking here or scrolling below.
Beacon Hose’s longtime daytime firefighter/EMT and administrative assistant, Gretchen Carlson, has accepted a new position with another service and will spend her last day with Beacon Hose on Sept. 3. We can’t thank her enough for all the work she’s done not only at Beacon Hose but throughout our community for many years!
UPDATE: Thanks for your support!
The seventh annual Beacon-Holio Cornhole Tournament is set for Saturday, Sept. 18 at Beacon Hose. Registration and shootaround will begin at 9:30 a.m., and bags will fly at 11 a.m. with big cash prizes on the line. The nuts and bolts of the tournament are below; click here for the rules, which will be the same as those used by the American Cornhole League.
DIVISIONS: There will be two divisions as designated by the ACL — Advanced and Competitive. Teams must sign up to play in one of the two divisions at registration. The tournament director reserves the right to move teams to a different division if they are found to be sandbagging or violating the spirit of competition. If you’re not sure, more about the ACL’s divisions can be found here.
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UPDATE: Thanks for everyone’s unbelievable support!
Beacon Falls’ favorite tradition is coming back after we missed a year — the 57th annual Beacon Hose Firemen’s Carnival is set for October 15-17, 2021!
We’re extraordinarily excited for this year’s event, which will be the first one we’ve ever held during the fall. We hope you can join us as we celebrate a return to normalcy!
You know what’s also back in 2021? 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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UPDATE: Orders have now closed. Thanks for your support!
Y’all already know that our carnival will be held in October this year — but we know you want some good food before then! That’s why we’re holding our second annual Beacon Hose Boil, Broil, and Bologna Drive-Thru Dinner!
The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 7, from 4-7 p.m.. All dinners must be pre-ordered and pre-paid, and they picked up during a designated time slot at Beacon Hose. Pre-ordering will close on Wednesday, Aug. 4 — there will be no day-of orders available, so don’t wait!
This year, proceeds will go toward advancing Beacon Hose’s new special operations unit. This unit provides for swift-water rescue, ice rescue, rope rescue, and dive-team capabilities as part of the Region 5 Dive Team. The town provides some funding for equipment, but this fundraiser will allow us to self-fund more upgrades, equipment, and training opportunities for the 15-plus Beacon Hose members on our unit.
What’s on the menu? Not just the classic lobster dinners available every year at our carnival, but also the return of the Lobster Bomb! We’ll also have steak dinners on the grill, and some beloved bologna sandwiches!
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Beacon Hose recently received a grant from the Ion Bank Foundation which allowed us to purchase a FAST Rescue Board. This equipment is typically used as part of a Rapid Intervention Team to rescue a downed firefighter.
The grant also provided for an upgrade to include water- and ice-rescue capabilities to this board, which will allow us to use it in many more capacities as part of our developing special operations unit. Beacon Hose trained with this new equipment June 22.
There will be many upgrades coming to our repurposed special operations trailer in the coming months — stay tuned for updates and information on the Aug. 7 fundraiser dinner. Thank you to the Ion Bank Foundation for helping our community with this great tool!
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