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Beacon Hose Reports 2020 Call Volume

Beacon Hose proudly reports its call volume from 2020.

The volume from 2020 included 231 fire calls and a department-record 766 EMS calls for a total of 997 calls. A further breakdown of fire responses:

🚨 79 calls involving EMS (such as motor vehicle accidents)
🚨 30 calls for service
🚨 28 Hazmat-related calls
🚨 24 fire calls
🚨 20 natural disaster-related calls
🚨 17 miscellaneous calls
🚨 33 false alarms 

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Car Crashes Off Route 8 North Bridge, Onto Train Tracks

Beacon Hose responded Monday afternoon to a severe motor vehicle accident as a car careened off the bridge that carries Route 8 North over the Naugatuck River and landed on the railroad tracks near the river.

The initial dispatch came in at 12:57 p.m. for a motor vehicle accident near the intersection of Cold Spring Road and Lopus Road Extension, which is one of the least trafficked areas in Beacon Falls. The accident was first reported by a man who was fishing in the Naugatuck River, and units in response received an update that the vehicle had fallen from Route 8 — a vertical drop of 50-75 feet.

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Popcorn Ball Sunday Dec. 13, Bring Santa Home Drive-Thru Dec. 20

UPDATE: Thanks for your support. Merry Christmas!

The pandemic won’t stop Beacon Hose from celebrating Christmas safely with our neighbors this year!

We’ve had a great Christmas tree sale and an outpouring of support for our first Operation Believe mission, so now it’s time to welcome Santa Claus to Beacon Falls for two more holiday events!

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Beacon Hose Issues Update on COVID-19 Protocols

As the COVID-19 pandemic gets a bit more serious entering the holiday season, we at Beacon Hose wanted to pass along a few updates and reassurances about what’s going on here and what our community can expect.

CALLING 911: If you experience an emergency and need to call 911, dispatchers will ask you extra questions to determine whether there is a possibility of COVID-19 exposure to responding crews. Please be honest in answering questions to protect our crews.

EMS RESPONSES: For any calls that dispatchers determine to have a possible COVID-19 exposure (or a cardiac arrest call), our responding crews will don all protective equipment, including N95 masks, gowns, eye protection, and gloves. For other calls, responders will have KN95 masks and gloves. Our crews will ask all patients and bystanders at the scene to wear masks (we can provide them) or practice social distancing.

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