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Beacon Hose Reports Busier-Than-Average Call Volume in 2018

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.

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New ‘About Beacon Hose’ Section Details BHC History, Info, Photos

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.

Bring Santa Home, Tree Lighting and Bonfire to Celebrate Season

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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!

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BHC Christmas Tree Sale Runs Black Friday Through Dec. 16

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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 once again 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. 24-25) and the three weekends after that (Dec. 1-2, Dec. 8-9, Dec. 15-16) until supplies run out. We’ll be at the firehouse each day of the sale from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. (We will close on Nov. 24 and Dec. 15 at 3 p.m.)

The fresh-cut trees cost $50 each, and free delivery is available to all Beacon Falls residents. We’ll also custom trim any tree to specifications — they generally run anywhere from six to eight feet tall. We also have some nine- and 10-foot trees that are available for $60 each. 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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Sign Up for BHC’s ‘Farmer in the Valley’ Scavenger Hunt

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After the return of Beacon Hose’s annual scavenger hunt was a big hit last year, we’re bringing it back again this November!

The Beacon Hose “Farmer in the Valley” Scavenger Hunt is set for Saturday, November 24, from 3-8 p.m. The hunt begins and ends at Beacon Hose, and we’ll have food and prizes at the firehouse before heading over to the River’s Edge Pub and Grille for some postgame festivities. Here’s the key information:

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