UPDATE: Thanks to everyone for participating!
Beacon Hose wants to remind all of our residents that Fire Prevention Week is this Oct. 3-9! This year’s theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety” — we recommend looking at this great tip sheet about what the sounds coming from your smoke alarm or carbon monoxide detector mean!
Unfortunately, COVID-19 is still in the way of our usual Fire Prevention Week activities, but the fire department is inviting everyone to join Operation EDITH on Friday, Oct. 8!
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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It’s time for the return of Beacon Hose’s annual scavenger hunt!
The Beacon Hose “Boo’s Cruise” Scavenger Hunt is set for Saturday, October 30, from 2:15-7:30 p.m. The hunt begins and ends at Beacon Hose, and we’ll have food and prizes at stake. Here’s the key information:
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UPDATE: We are no longer seeking applicants at this time.
Beacon Hose is now seeking applicants for two full-time firefighter/EMTs! These paid positions will continue to staff Beacon Hose during weekdays, as we’ve done for nearly 15 years.
Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest, a resume, copies of all necessary certifications (including Firefighter 1, EMT, CPR, and a Q or CDL-B license), and three letters of recommendation to our Chief’s Office by Sept. 1. They can be sent to the firehouse (35 North Main Street, Beacon Falls) or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A full job posting, complete with duties and requirements, can be found by clicking here or scrolling below.
Beacon Hose’s longtime daytime firefighter/EMT and administrative assistant, Gretchen Carlson, has accepted a new position with another service and will spend her last day with Beacon Hose on Sept. 3. We can’t thank her enough for all the work she’s done not only at Beacon Hose but throughout our community for many years!
UPDATE: Thanks for your support!
The seventh annual Beacon-Holio Cornhole Tournament is set for Saturday, Sept. 18 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 are below; click here for the rules, which will be the same as those used by the American Cornhole League.
DIVISIONS: There will be two divisions as designated by the ACL — Advanced and Competitive. Teams must sign up to play in one of the two divisions at registration. The tournament director reserves the right to move teams to a different division if they are found to be sandbagging or violating the spirit of competition. If you’re not sure, more about the ACL’s divisions can be found here.
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UPDATE: Thanks for everyone’s unbelievable support!
Beacon Falls’ favorite tradition is coming back after we missed a year — the 57th annual Beacon Hose Firemen’s Carnival is set for October 15-17, 2021!
We’re extraordinarily excited for this year’s event, which will be the first one we’ve ever held during the fall. We hope you can join us as we celebrate a return to normalcy!
You know what’s also back in 2021? Our enormous raffle with $17,000 IN CASH PRIZES, including a $10,000 GRAND PRIZE. Scroll down for more information, including how to buy your ticket.
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