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Beacon Hose Plans Bring Santa Home, Tree Lighting and Fire

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One of Beacon Hose’s most rewarding events is coming back again on Saturday, Dec. 10 — yep, it’s our Bring Santa Home campaign!

Those interested in having Santa Claus visit your home in a firetruck should email us at bringsantahome@beaconhose.com or give one of our co-chairs a call or text — Taylor Docimo at (203) 490-5987 or Jackie Fitzpatrick at (203) 560-0090 — to set it up. They’ll give you all the secret details, including the timeline of the morning’s visits and the previous evening’s gift drop-offs. We’d like you to make the arrangements ASAP, but the deadline is Dec. 9. We ask for a donation of $20 per visit to help support our Christmastime programs.

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Beacon Hose Plans Return of Meat-O, Cow Chip Raffle, Breakfast

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Beacon Hose is set to host two of its annual November events: the Thanksgiving Meat-O and the Cow Chip Raffle/Country Breakfast!

Our Thanksgiving Meat-O Night will be Saturday, Nov. 12, 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 and more up for grabs!

Reservations are a must if you want to attend the event. To reserve seats, please call the firehouse at 203-729-1470 or email gretchen@beaconhose.com before Nov. 10.

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Fire Prevention Week 2016: Open House and Safety Tips

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It’s one of our favorite weeks of the year at Beacon Hose — Fire Prevention Week, when we get to share important fire prevention and safety tips with our community.

Make sure to join us Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 6-9 p.m. at the firehouse for our open house, when we’ll have hands-on demonstrations to teach some important fire prevention and safety tips! (More info at the bottom of this post.)

This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “hear the beep where you sleep.” What does this mean? We want to make sure our residents have installed smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of their homes, including the basement. Larger homes may need more alarms.

Here are a few key bits of information that you might not know about the importance of smoke detectors and escape plans. (If you’d like to see more fast facts about fires, click here.)

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Beacon Hose Remembers Our Trip to Ground Zero on Sept. 12, 2001

Beacon Hose members gathered around the firehouse on Sept. 11, 2001, and watched in horror as the tragedies in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania played out on television.

Throughout the next week, our department responded to America’s darkest day in a number of ways. The video below illustrates some of the sights and memories of Beacon Hose’s relief mission to Ground Zero on Sept. 12, 2001, and an oral history of that entire week.

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Sign Up For The 2nd Beacon-Holio Cornhole Tournament On Oct. 9

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After a very successful first tournament last November, Beacon Hose bringing back the Beacon-Holio Cornhole Tournament!

The tournament is set for Sunday, Oct. 9 — Columbus Day weekend — at noon at Beacon Hose. (Registration and shootaround will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch.) It’ll be an all-afternoon affair (RAIN OR SHINE!) 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 Organization.

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