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Beacon Hose Truck 6 Christened at Wetdown

Beacon Hose christened Truck 6 — the department’s new, 2017 Pierce Ascendant quint with a 107-foot ladder — at a wetdown ceremony June 24.

Our friends from the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Dept. and Oxford Center Co. No. 1 joined us for the traditional wetting down of the truck. Chief Brian DeGeorge and engineer Paul Brennan also sprayed the apparatus with champagne, and department chaplain Fr. MathaiĀ Vellappallil delivered a wonderful blessing for the truck. The truck is now in service and continues to be populated with new equipment.

Truck 6 T-shirts will be on sale until July 23. Shirts are navy blue with our department’s logo on the chest and artwork featuring Truck 6 on the back. Men’s sizes small-XL ($20.95) and 2XL-5XL ($25.95) are available online. Any shirt sizes on backorder will be filled when the order closes and should be available by the beginning of August.


2018 Carnival Wrap: Raffle Winners and More

On behalf of all of us at Beacon Hose, thank you for the incredible support at our 2018 carnival. For the third year in a row, we smashed all of our records — and ran out of some food along the way — and that’s all thanks to the wonderful showing by our neighbors and friends.

Here are the big winners for our raffle — we sold out of tickets! Look for the return of the raffle next year. Thanks for your support!

1st ($10,000): John Flach (890)
2nd ($2,000): Justin Merithew (1115)
3rd ($1,000): Kim Winslow (1822)
4th ($1,000): Joe Martins (2126)
5th ($1,000): Sherrie Lubinski (2104)
6th ($100): Deb Hogestyn (935)
7th ($100): George D. (1688)
8th ($100): Peter Zalewski (1174)
9th ($100): Ken Hanks (1379)
10th ($100): Dan Wiley (1225)
11th ($100): Bob Meyernick (849)
12th ($100): Jen VanEtten (921)
13th ($100): Matt Rau (211)
14th ($100): George Marenna (2389)
15th ($100): Ray Binkowski (2007)
16th ($100): Bob Uhelsky (612)
17th ($100): Jose Silva (1813)
18th ($100): Alice Nolan (1419)
19th ($100): Mike Rudenko (315)
20th ($100): Bruce Carlson (2485)
21st ($100): Allan McDaniel (227)
22nd ($100): Steve Bigert (541)
23rd ($100): Krystin Gaetano (1121)
24th ($100): JoAnn Riley (453)
25th ($100): Sandra Kiesel (2111)
26th (10 Yard Goats tickets): John Purdy Sr. (304)

If you have any suggestions for what we can do better at next year’s carnival, please don’t hesitate to let us know here. Thanks again for your support!

2018 Carnival Set for June 7-9; Buy Tickets for $10,000 Raffle Here


Beacon Falls’ favorite tradition is coming back — the 55th annual Beacon Hose Firemen’s Carnival is set for June 7-9, 2018!

We’re extraordinarily excited for this year’s event, which follows our two best years in the entire history of the carnival. An estimated 10,000-12,000 visitors have poured through our grounds in each of the last two years, and we’re hoping for the same turnout — and same great weather — this June.

The big addition for 2018? An 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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Beacon Hose Takes Delivery of New Truck 6

After nearly 15 years without a ladder truck in Beacon Falls, we finally have a new aerial apparatus.

Truck 6, a 2017 Pierce Ascendant quint apparatus, arrived in Beacon Falls on March 30 after the purchase order was approved in February. The town paid $850,000 for the demo piece, which included lettering, equipment mounting, and a few modifications to meet our needs.

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Beacon Hose’s Annual Easter Meat-O Set for March 24

UPDATE: Thanks for your support!

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

Our Easter Meat-O Night will be Saturday, March 24, from 6-9 p.m. at the firehouse. A $5 admission fee includes a buffet dinner. The features of the night are games of chance to win something special for your Easter table. We’ll have kielbasas, mystery eggs, spiral hams, 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 by March 21.

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