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Beacon Falls Voters Approve Funding for New Quint Apparatus

Beacon Hose is finally getting a new ladder truck!

Beacon Falls voters approved June 8 a five-part bond package, the largest item of which is $850,000 for a new quintuple combination pumper — known as a quint for short. The apparatus serves the dual purposes of an engine and a ladder truck, meaning it will have a pump, a water tank, fire hose, a 75-foot aerial ladder and ground ladders.

About $800,000 of the bond will go toward the new truck, which we’ve been designing for the better part of the last decade. We’re hoping to order the truck soon and have it in time for next year’s parade. The other $50,000 will go toward replacing much of the old equipment that is on Engine 1, which is the 27-year-old apparatus we’ll be replacing.

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Beacon Hose Lobster Dinner Set for June 25

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We know many of you enjoyed some fresh lobster at our carnival … and if that wasn’t enough, we can help satisfy your seafood (or land-based) appetite with our special annual summer dinner at the end of June.

Join us at the firehouse on Saturday, June 25, from 5-8 p.m. for our lobster, steak and chicken dinner. Check out the flyer below for the dinner details. The dinner is eat-in or takeout, but advance reservations are required. Contact Gretchen at (203) 729-1470 or gretchen@beaconhose.com, or fill out the form below, to reserve your dinners.

All dinners must be paid for in cash or check when arriving. If you cannot use the form below, please contact the office using the info above.

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53rd Annual Firemen’s Carnival Goes Down as BHC’s Best Ever

The community support for the 53rd annual Beacon Hose Firemen’s Carnival was absolutely unparalleled and made us at Beacon Hose grateful and humble. Carnival chairman Kyle Brennan has a few words to share about the event:


On behalf of all of us at Beacon Hose, I want to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who joined us for our carnival this year. By every measure possible, we enjoyed our best event ever (by a long shot). That’s all thanks to the tremendous community we serve and the unrivaled dedication of our volunteers.

I, along with my awesome committee, put us out on a limb this year by turning the carnival on its head and making some big changes. With the combination of our volunteers’ hard work and our visitors’ patience, everything worked better than we could have imagined. I hope you found the lines more bearable, the atmosphere less cramped and the experience more enjoyable this year. The changes we made are here to stay, and we’ll only try to make it better next June.

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53rd Beacon Hose Carnival Set for June 9-11 with New Changes

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The Beacon Hose Firemen’s Carnival, one of Beacon Falls’ longest lasting and most enjoyable traditions, is set to return for the 53rd time this Thursday-Saturday, June 9-11, on the grounds of Beacon Hose.

Each June, thousands of visitors from Beacon Falls and towns all over the state join us for three nights of delicious food, cold drinks, exciting rides, great fun and engaging music to help raise funds for the civic side of Beacon Hose’s operations.

Carnivals and parades used to be common traditions among local fire departments, but many have been discontinued over the years because of the work required. We’ve made sure to continue an event that has become a town-wide tradition. Proceeds from the carnival go toward our community efforts, including sponsorship of local youth sports, fire prevention programs, educational scholarships, holiday functions, events throughout the community and opportunities for our volunteer members.

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BHC Accepting Carnival Donations, Sponsorships, Parade Registrations

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The 53rd Beacon Hose Firemen’s Carnival and Parade is set for this June! We hope to see our residents, friends and fellow members of the fire service from June 9-11 for delicious food, cold drinks, lots of fun, engaging music and great rides — including this year’s mechanical bull!

Our committee has been hard at work, installing a number of changes that we think will make this the best event we’ve ever held. Check out everything we’re cooking up by clicking here.

Part of our job in the lead-up to the event is soliciting donations from our residents, friends and local businesses. There is a substantial cost associated with hosting an event of this scale, and the kind donations that we receive help us maximize the benefits of this event. All proceeds benefit our community, including sponsorship of local youth sports, fire prevention programs, educational scholarships, holiday functions, events throughout the community and opportunities for our volunteer members.

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