Category Archives: Fire Prevention and Safety

Safety Tips for Summer Outdoors Celebrations

We love America. You love America. It’s worth celebrating on Independence Day, Labor Day and throughout the whole summer!

Beacon Hose wants you, your family and your friends to celebrate the summer responsibly and safely. Please read the safety tips below, courtesy of the National Fire Prevention Association, about how to grill safely during your summer celebrations.

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Important News for Beacon Falls Blizzard Preparations

The Beacon Falls Emergency Operations Center held a meeting at noon Monday, March 13, at Beacon Hose to discuss preparations for the blizzard expected to strike Tuesday. Those present included First Selectman Chris Bielik; Beacon Hose Chief Jim Trzaski, Asst. Chief Brian DeGeorge, Capt. Howie Leeper, 1st Lt. Cal Brennan and EMS Director Joe Chew; Officer Caroline O’Bar; Town Nurse Sue Mis; and members of the Public Works Department. Beacon Falls Police Lt. Eddie Rodriguez joined via telephone.

Here’s some important news for Beacon Falls residents to know as this snowstorm — which is expected to start in the early-morning hours Tuesday, bring anywhere from 1-2 feet and rates of 1-4 inches per hour, carry 50 mph wind gusts and end by Tuesday evening — approaches:

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Resolve to be Ready for a Winter Emergency

Beacon Hose, along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), want you to always “Resolve to be Ready” for an emergency, but especially if it arises during Tuesday’s blizzard.

Taking preparedness actions can save lives and protect property anywhere — at home, in schools, in your neighborhood and in the workplace. We highlight the importance of planning ahead to protect our families and secure our community and homes for disasters. For these reasons, we are asking you to Resolve to be Ready by knowing your risk and taking action.

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Reviewing Snow Ordinances and Fire Hydrant Clearing

It’s a good time for Beacon Falls residents to refresh themselves on the town ordinances involving snow and ice removal from their sidewalks, as well as rules about street parking during snowstorms. Here are the key details to remember:

  • Residents must clear snow and ice away from public sidewalks adjacent to their property in a timely manner after a snowstorm. The ordinance specifies this be done within 12 hours of the end of snow (after 7 a.m.).
  • Residents and private contractors may not clear snow from sidewalks or driveways into a public street.
  • Residents cannot park on public streets for more than one hour while town workers are clearing snow.

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