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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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BHC Christmas Tree Sale to Begin Black Friday

We know many of you are looking forward to Christmas more than ever this year … so we figured we’d let everyone know that we will once again be hosting our annual Christmas tree sale at Beacon Hose!

The sale will start Black Friday and continue each Saturday and Sunday leading up to Christmas until we sell out. We’ll be there from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. Our crew is happy to trim your tree to your liking, and we also offer free delivery to Beacon Falls residents.

Trees will cost $55 each this year, and we will also have wreaths available (more info to come). Due to the pandemic, all those coming down to pick a tree must wear face masks and exercise social distancing (our crew will do the same). Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted.

We’re also hoping to come up with some sort of idea to safely celebrate the holiday season with our community — more details to come over the next week or two.

Beacon Hose to Participate in Operation EDITH on Oct. 7

Update: Great job to all who participated!

Beacon Hose Co. No. 1 wants to remind all of our residents that this Wednesday, October 7, is Fire Prevention Day! Unfortunately, Beacon Hose isn’t able to visit Laurel Ledge or host an open house this year, but the fire department is inviting everyone to join Operation EDITH!

Operation EDITH stands for “Exit Drills in the Home” and is intended to help families practice their home fire escape plans. All you need to do to participate is wait until Beacon Hose’s fire whistle sounds at 6 p.m., practice your home fire escape plan as a family, and wait outside at your meeting place. Beacon Hose’s firetrucks will be driving through many neighborhoods to see how many families have a secure plan and practiced it with us.

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Sign Up for BHC’s Annual Scavenger Hunt!

Update: Thanks for your support!

It’s time for the return of Beacon Hose’s annual scavenger hunt!

The Beacon Hose “Kickin’ It Old School” Scavenger Hunt is set for Saturday, October 24, from 3:15-8:30 p.m. The hunt begins and ends at Beacon Hose, and we’ll have food (to-go this year, thanks to COVID-19) and prizes at stake. Here’s the key information, including our modifications to this year’s event to keep everyone safe during the pandemic:

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Register for 6th Annual Beacon-Holio Cornhole Tourney on Oct. 11

Update: Thanks for your support!

Not even COVID-19 can stop the Beacon-Holio Cornhole Tournament from returning for a sixth run at Beacon Hose — and we’ve got beautiful new boards to play on this year!

The tournament is set for Sunday, Oct. 11 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, including COVID-19 safety precautions, are below; click here for the rules, which will be the same as those used by the American Cornhole League.

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