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BHC St. Patrick’s Day Shirts, Fleece Blankets on Sale Now

UPDATE: Orders have now closed. Thanks for your support!

Just in time for one of Beacon Hose’s favorite holidays — St. Patrick’s Day! — we’re rolling out our second St. Patrick’s Day shirt!

This black T-shirt comes in both short-sleeve and long-sleeve. We’ve customized our Maltese cross patch to reflect the Irish heritage of many of our current and past members, and the back of the shirt combines the Celtic cross with our four main fire apparatuses.

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Chief DeGeorge, Captain Brennan Beacon Falls’ New Fire Marshals

Major congratulations go out to Beacon Hose Chief Brian DeGeorge and Capt. Cal Brennan, who recently passed their exams to become certified Connecticut fire marshals and were sworn Jan. 28 as Beacon Falls’ newest fire marshals!

Both men spent months taking long days’ worth of classes and rearranging work schedules to earn this achievement. We’re looking forward to making the connection between Beacon Hose and the fire marshal’s office even closer and more efficient in the months and years to come. Congratulations!

For more information about the Beacon Falls Fire Marshal’s Office, including how to get in touch, click here.

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

UPDATE: Thanks for your support! Merry Christmas!

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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