It’s not Oktoberfest — it’s Beacon Hose Octoberfest, and after a great debut in 2018, we’re happy to announce that the event is back this fall!
Join us at Beacon Hose on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. for our second annual Octoberfest. Celebrate some of the year’s best weather with a day filled with good food, drinks, and family fun at our firehouse. Everybody had a blast at the first event last year, so here’s what we have planned for this year:
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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.)
Continue reading BHC’s Annual Fire Prevention Week Open House Set for Oct. 11
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The Beacon-Holio Cornhole Tournament is back for a fifth run at Beacon Hose!
The tournament is set for Sunday, Oct. 13 at Beacon Hose. (Registration and shootaround will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by an all-you-can-eat 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 League.
Continue reading Register for 5th Annual Beacon-Holio Cornhole Tourney on Oct. 13
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For decades, Beacon Falls’ social event of the year was the annual Beacon Hose firemen’s ball. Like many traditions, our ball faded out over the years, and we haven’t held one in about 15 years.
We think it’s time for that to change — the ball is back!
Our neighbors from Beacon Falls and our friends from departments throughout the area are invited to celebrate with Beacon Hose on Saturday, Sept. 28, at beautiful Villa Bianca in Seymour as we revive one of our favorite traditions.
Continue reading Tickets on Sale for Revival of Beacon Hose Firemen’s Ball
On behalf of all of us at Beacon Hose, thank you for the incredible support at our 2019 carnival. Every year, we are humbled by the support of our community, neighbors, and friends who wait in long lines and spend their hard-earned money to support our community causes and our membership. Rest assured that all the proceeds from this year’s event, as always, will be used to give back to our community and provide for our staff of volunteers.
Here are the big winners for our raffle. Look for the return of the raffle next year. Thanks for your support!
Continue reading 2019 Carnival Wrap: Raffle Winners and More