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Beacon Hose to Host Fire Prevention Week Open House on Oct. 10

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It’s almost 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. 10, 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 “Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire Can Happen Anywhere.” What does this mean? We want all of our residents to be vigilant around their homes, workplaces, schools, and other areas for potential fire hazards and escape scenarios. If fire hazards exist, you should take steps to fix them and prevent fires. And in places where you frequent, you should always have a plan for multiple escape routes in case of fire or other emergency.

We want to make sure that all of our residents have developed fire escape plans in their own homes. Everyone who lives in your home should know two ways out of every room, practice them to simulate conditions of a smoky house at nighttime, and have a safe meeting place outside and away from your home so that we know everyone made it out safely.

We also want to make sure our residents haveĀ 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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Register for 4th Annual Beacon-Holio Cornhole Tourney on Oct. 14

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For the fourth year in a row, Beacon Hose is bringing back the Beacon-Holio Cornhole Tournament! This year, we’re expanding the event by separating into “pro” and “amateur” divisions. More on that below.

The tournament is set for Sunday, Oct. 14 at Beacon Hose. (Registration and shootaround will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by an all-you-can-eat BBQ lunch) It’ll be an all-afternoon affair (RAIN OR SHINE!) 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 Organization.

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Inaugural Beacon Hose Octoberfest Set For Oct. 20

UPDATE: Thanks for your support! We can’t wait until Octoberfest 2 in 2019!

Yes, we know Oktoberfest is a September festival. But Beacon Hose is bringing the Octoberfest party to October.

Join us at Beacon Hose on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. for our inaugural Octoberfest. Celebrate some of the year’s best weather with a day filled with good food, drinks, and family fun at our firehouse. Here’s what we have planned:

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Beacon Hose, Lions Club to Host Annual Golf Tourney Sept. 10

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Beacon Hose Co. No. 1 and the Lions Club of Beacon Falls will team up to host our annual golf tournament fundraiser Monday, Sept. 10, at the Golf Club at Oxford Greens (99 Country Club Drive, Oxford).

The fee is $150 per player ($600 per foursome), which includes 18 holes at one of the area’s best courses, a golf cart, dinner and prizes. There will also be a raffle and prizes on various holes. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. the day of the tournament, with a shotgun start to follow at 1 p.m.

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Beacon Hose Truck 6 Christened at Wetdown

Beacon Hose christened Truck 6 — the department’s new, 2017 Pierce Ascendant quint with a 107-foot ladder — at a wetdown ceremony June 24.

Our friends from the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Dept. and Oxford Center Co. No. 1 joined us for the traditional wetting down of the truck. Chief Brian DeGeorge and engineer Paul Brennan also sprayed the apparatus with champagne, and department chaplain Fr. MathaiĀ Vellappallil delivered a wonderful blessing for the truck. The truck is now in service and continues to be populated with new equipment.

Truck 6 T-shirts will be on sale until July 23. Shirts are navy blue with our department’s logo on the chest and artwork featuring Truck 6 on the back. Men’s sizes small-XL ($20.95) and 2XL-5XL ($25.95) are available online. Any shirt sizes on backorder will be filled when the order closes and should be available by the beginning of August.