Category Archives: BHC News

2020 Beacon Hose Carnival Canceled

UPDATE (8/20/2020): Unfortunately, due to the continuing circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 carnival has been canceled. We hope to bring back the event in 2021! Thanks for your support. The original post is below.

We regret to announce that the 2020 Beacon Hose Carnival, which was scheduled for June 11-13, is being indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A number of factors went into our decision, but the top consideration was the health and safety of our community and our members. Nobody looks forward to life returning to some sense of normalcy more than us, but based on the latest guidance, our society will not yet be in a position in mid-June during which we can encourage large gatherings.

We hope to be able to reschedule the event for sometime later in the year, but only if conditions permit us to do so safely — a decision that will be made in conjunction with public health and elected officials. Be sure to follow us on social media to keep up with the latest updates.

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“Beacon Falls Forever Strong” Apparel to Benefit Beacon Hose

UPDATE: The store is now closed. Thank you for your support!

Our longtime supporters at Blanchette Sporting Goods are stepping up to help out with Beacon Falls’ community pride and Beacon Hose with a limited-time apparel sale.

These shirts and hoodies are black with “Beacon Falls Forever Strong” printed in white and gold. Orders will be shipped to your home by the end of May.

We’re appreciative that Blanchette will donate 10% of the proceeds back to Beacon Hose — thanks to Bob Bulinski and the rest of the crew for reaching out to us with the idea!

To visit the store, click the link below and enter the sale code “BEACONFALLS” in the box. The store will close at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19 — the order will not be extended again.

https://blanchettesportinggoods.itemorder.com/

Beacon Hose Takes Precautions During COVID-19 Pandemic

You’re all aware of the changes that are happening in our community and in our world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to keep you updated on what’s happening at Beacon Hose during this time, as well.

Beacon Hose has continuously updated its protocols for emergency responses and other company activities. Here are some highlights:

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BHC Remembers Past Asst. Chief Kevin Swan on 10-Year Anniversary

kevin-swan-headshotWe remember Past Asst. Chief Kevin Swan, whom we lost in a line-of-duty death in 2010, 10 years ago today.

Kevin died March 10, 2010, after suffering a heart attack while responding to a call. He was the captain of the Beacon Hose Fire Police at the time. He was a member of our department for nearly 50 years, during which time he served as assistant chief and an active member of our area’s two major chiefs’ associations.

Beacon Hose bestowed full honors upon Kevin’s passing, including a funeral procession down Main Street led by our 1929 Seagrave.

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A Look Back at Beacon Hose’s Last Decade

We’ve reached the end of our 12th full decade at Beacon Hose — these last 10 years have been one hell of a ride! We chose 15 photos that tell some of the most important and memorable times of the 2010s at Beacon Hose.

There have been big-time fires. We’ve responded to natural disasters — in more ways than one. Our members have enjoyed statewide recognition. We’ve said goodbye to some of our dearest men. We’ve enjoyed good times, added new apparatuses, and have continued our role as the centerpiece of our community.

Scroll through the 15 pictures to see some of our most significant times of the decade. Thanks to all of you for your support throughout the last 10 years (and beyond) — here’s to a wonderful new decade!

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