Category Archives: Fire Prevention and Safety

BHC’s Annual Fire Prevention Week Open House Set for Oct. 11

UPDATE: Thanks for your support!

It’s almost 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 Friday, Oct. 11, 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 “Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape!” What does this mean? The first line of defense against fire emergencies is you — especially the ways in which you prepare in case you need to escape during a fire. In places where you frequent, you should always have a plan for multiple escape routes in case of fire or other emergency.

We want to make sure that all of our residents have developed fire escape plans in their own homes. Everyone who lives in your home should know two ways out of every room, practice them to simulate conditions of a smoky house at nighttime, and have a safe meeting place outside and away from your home so that we know everyone made it out safely.

We also 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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Chief DeGeorge, Captain Brennan Beacon Falls’ New Fire Marshals

Major congratulations go out to Beacon Hose Chief Brian DeGeorge and Capt. Cal Brennan, who recently passed their exams to become certified Connecticut fire marshals and were sworn Jan. 28 as Beacon Falls’ newest fire marshals!

Both men spent months taking long days’ worth of classes and rearranging work schedules to earn this achievement. We’re looking forward to making the connection between Beacon Hose and the fire marshal’s office even closer and more efficient in the months and years to come. Congratulations!

For more information about the Beacon Falls Fire Marshal’s Office, including how to get in touch, click here.

Beacon Hose to Host Fire Prevention Week Open House on Oct. 10

UPDATE: Thanks for your support!

It’s almost 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. 10, 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 “Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire Can Happen Anywhere.” What does this mean? We want all of our residents to be vigilant around their homes, workplaces, schools, and other areas for potential fire hazards and escape scenarios. If fire hazards exist, you should take steps to fix them and prevent fires. And in places where you frequent, you should always have a plan for multiple escape routes in case of fire or other emergency.

We want to make sure that all of our residents have developed fire escape plans in their own homes. Everyone who lives in your home should know two ways out of every room, practice them to simulate conditions of a smoky house at nighttime, and have a safe meeting place outside and away from your home so that we know everyone made it out safely.

We also 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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Fire Prevention Week 2017: Open House and Safety Tips

UPDATE: Thanks for your support!

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. 11, 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 “Every Second Counts: Know Two Ways Out.” What does this mean? We want to make sure that all of our residents have developed fire escape plans in their own homes. Everyone who lives in your home should know two ways out of every room, practice them to simulate conditions of a smoky house at nighttime, and have a safe meeting place outside and away from your home so that we know everyone made it out safely.

We also 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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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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