We remember Past Asst. Chief Kevin Swan, whom we lost in a line-of-duty death five years ago.
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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The craze that is Beacon Hose’s Meat-O is coming back for Easter!
Beacon Hose will host an Easter Meat-O night Saturday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at the firehouse. A $5 admission fee includes a buffet dinner and one drink ticket. The whole point of the event is to pay into games of chance to win something special for your Easter table — including kielbasas, pierogis, shrimp, babka, hams, turkeys and more.
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Beacon Hose will team up with our good friends at the New Harvest Restaurant for a fundraiser Tip-a-Firefighter Dinner on Thursday, March 5, beginning at 5 p.m.
Meal choices include lamb shank, New York strip steak and chicken parm with pasta. Each meal also includes hot and cold non-alcoholic beverages, salad, bread and dessert.
The dinner costs $30 per person, and a $6 children’s meal is also available.
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Beacon Hose was sad Monday to learn of the passing of Robert Butz, the son of our very first chief, George Butz Sr. On behalf of Beacon Hose’s officers, we send our condolences to Robert’s family and would like to share a bit of a lengthy story — but one very much worth reading — to illustrate the Butz family’s history with our department.
These two men shared an extraordinary connection with Beacon Hose — one which held beginning and end points more than a century apart. We’ll recap using a combination of our department history and a pair of news stories (which we’ll link to at the end).
George was elected the first foreman of Beacon Hose when it was established on May 11, 1899, as the Beacon Falls Fire Department (which was actually formed as the firefighting unit of the Beacon Falls Rubber Shoe Company and housed in one of the company’s buildings).
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During a snowstorm on Monday, Feb. 9, Beacon Hose received a call for a motor vehicle accident on Route 8 South between exits 24-25. En route, C-Med updated that the patient was possibly not injured and the vehicle was down the embankment on the riverbank.
Units arrived on scene to find a vehicle down the embankment. Naugatuck Fire Department was called for mutual aid in the event more resources were needed. Patient contact was first initiated by Firefighter Matt Testani and it was determined the patient was not injured. Naugatuck mutual aid was cancelled by command and Beacon Hose units handled the rope rescue. Rescue 4 was used as an anchor point and a three-to-one haul system was constructed along with a belay line.
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