Fire Prevention Week 2017: Open House and Safety Tips

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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Sign Up for Third Annual Beacon-Holio Cornhole Tournament

For the third year in a row, Beacon Hose is bringing back the Beacon-Holio Cornhole Tournament!

The tournament is set for Sunday, Oct. 22 at Beacon Hose. (Registration and shootaround will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a free BBQ 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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BHC Welcomes Chief Brian DeGeorge, Salutes Chief Jim Trzaski

Beacon Hose’s annual Installation of Officers Dinner on Saturday, April 29, proved to be an emotional evening at our headquarters as we welcomed back Brian DeGeorge for his second stint as chief and expressed our gratitude to Jim Trzaski for his three years leading our department.

The other line officers include Asst. Chief Howie Leeper, Capt. Cal Brennan, 1st Lt. John Weid and 2nd Lt. Adam Daniels.

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Beacon Hose, Lions Club to Host Annual Golf Tourney Sept. 20

Update: Thanks for your support!

Beacon Hose Co. No. 1 and the Lions Club of Beacon Falls will team up to host our annual golf tournament fundraiser Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Golf Club at Oxford Greens (99 Country Club Drive, Oxford).

The fee is $125 per player ($500 per foursome), which includes 18 holes at one of the area’s best courses, a golf cart, dinner and prizes. There will also be a raffle and prizes on various holes. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. the day of the tournament, with a shotgun start to follow at 1 p.m.

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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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BHC Accepting Donations, Sponsors, Parade RSVPs for Carnival

Update: Thank you for your support!

The 54th 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 8-10 for delicious food, cold drinks, lots of fun, engaging music and great rides — including this year’s rock climbing wall!

Our committee has been hard at work, imagining a few changes to build upon the tremendous success we experienced in 2016. 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. 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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