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Board of Selectmen Approves Purchase of Pierce 107-Foot Quint

Beacon Hose is thrilled to announce that we are FINALLY GETTING OUR LADDER TRUCK!

The Board of Selectmen approved this evening a purchase order for the demo apparatus that we examined earlier this month. We will be purchasing a 2017 Pierce Ascendant, which is a quint apparatus with a 107-foot ladder, 500 gallons of water, several ground ladders, and compartment space for a wide assortment of tools.

With this apparatus being a demo piece, we are getting a whole lot of bang for our buck. Pierce has agreed to outfit the truck with some specific changes that we requested, and we expect to take delivery of this rig by the end of April.

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Past Chief Ted Smith Elected to CT Firefighters Hall of Fame

Beacon Hose is unbelievably proud, excited and honored to announce that Past Chief Ted Smith has been selected for enshrinement in the Connecticut State Firefighters Association Hall of Fame! Chief Smith will be part of the 10th class of inductees honored April 5 at the Aqua Turf in Southington.

Teddy is the son of Past Chief Arthur Smith, who served as chief from 1956-61. Ted joined Beacon Hose in 1970, and he soon became one of our department’s first EMTs. He first became an officer as a lieutenant under Joe Daddona in 1986, rose to the rank of captain under Tom Pratt and Bob Cole, and spent five years as assistant chief under Billy Lee. Finally, Ted served as chief from 1997-2000, completing the first father-son chief combination in Beacon Hose history.

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Bring Santa Home, Tree Lighting & Bonfire, and Lights Contest

Update: Thanks for your support! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Beacon Hose’s favorite season is chock full of events in 2017, including the annual tree lighting and bonfire, Bring Santa Home and a Christmas lights contest!

TREE LIGHTING AND BONFIRE

Dec. 2 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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Sign Up for Beacon Hose’s Ho-Ho Holiday Scavenger Hunt

It’s been a long time since Beacon Hose has hosted a scavenger hunt, so we’re bringing it back to kick off the holiday season!

The Beacon Hose Ho-Ho Holiday Scavenger Hunt is set for Saturday, November 25, from 4-8 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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Beacon Hose Plans Return of Popular Thanksgiving Meat-O

UPDATE: Thanks for your support!

Beacon Hose is set to host the latest edition of one of most popular events: the Thanksgiving Meat-O!

Our Thanksgiving Meat-O Night will be Saturday, Nov. 18, from 6-9 p.m. at the firehouse. A $5 admission fee includes dinner and one drink ticket. The features of the night are games of chance to win something special for your Thanksgiving table. We’ll have turkeys, hams, roasts, seafood, raffle baskets and more up for grabs!

Reservations are a must if you want to attend the event. Only those 21 and older are allowed, and the event is BYOB (alcohol is allowed). To reserve seats, please call the firehouse at 203-729-1470 or email gretchen@beaconhose.com by Nov. 13.

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