BHC Christmas: Believe Merch, Tree Sale, Parade and Movie, Santa Drive-Thru, Popcorn Ball Sunday, and More

Beacon Hose’s favorite season is chock full of events in 2022. Here’s what’s on tap!

OPERATION BELIEVE

Beacon Hose’s Victor Santos launched Operation Believe in 2020 to a wonderful reception in our community. Operation Believe is back this Christmas season!

Operation Believe flags and signs are available for purchase — click here to order online now! They’ll also be available at our Christmas tree sale.

The crew is also planning a visit to Laurel Ledge Elementary School — more details to come! Contact us — believe@beaconhose.com — if you have any questions or need more information.

CHRISTMAS TREE SALE

Our longtime tradition of the Christmas tree sale will return to our parking lot on weekends after Thanksgiving. We’ll open up Black Friday, and then we’ll be here Saturdays and Sundays thereafter until we’re sold out. We are open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. during the sale.

Trees cost $70. We also have wreaths (12 inches for $20, 20 inches for $35), cemetery boxes ($18) and ornaments ($10). As always, we offer custom tree trimming and free delivery to Beacon Falls residents. Cash, checks, and cards are accepted.

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‘One Percent’ — Beacon Hose, Waterbury Hospital Miraculously Save Crash Victim

Jailisa Reyes suffered injuries in a head-on crash Aug. 29 on Route 8 South in Beacon Falls that would have killed almost everybody in her place — but Reyes was that “one percent,” as doctors would tell her, of people who miraculously could survive such an incident.

Reyes is alive today thanks to an incredibly fast and skillful response by Beacon Hose firefighters and EMTs, who extricated and rapidly transported Reyes from her smashed vehicle, and the heroic efforts of the trauma team at Waterbury Hospital, whose lifesaving interventions included 90 minutes of manual cardiac massage to keep her alive.

This first-ever Beacon Hose documentary shares the unbelievable story of how it all happened and the emotions of meeting each other again.

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Thanksgiving Meat-O Returns Nov. 19

Update: Thanks for your support!

Beacon Hose is set to host the latest edition of one of our most popular events: the Thanksgiving Meat-O!

Our Thanksgiving Meat-O night will be Saturday, Nov. 19, from 6-9 p.m. at the firehouse. A $5 admission fee includes a snack box and your seat at a table. The features of the night are games of chance to win something special for your Thanksgiving table. We’ll have turkeys, hams, roasts, seafood, raffle baskets, mystery turkeys, and more up for grabs!

We aren’t doing reserved seating, but we do require a head count if you plan on coming. Only those 21 and older are allowed, and the event is BYOB (alcohol is allowed). To give us your head count, please complete the form below, message us on social media, call the firehouse (203-729-1470), or email webmaster@beaconhose.com by Nov. 16.

Beacon Hose to Host Fall EMT Class

UPDATE: Registration is now closed.

Beacon Hose will host an EMT class beginning Oct. 13 — enrollment is open now!

Classes will be held at Beacon Hose on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6-10 p.m. nightly) and four Saturdays (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) through January 2023. The course will be taught by experienced ALS and BLS instructors who remain extremely active in responding to calls in our area.

The course fee is $975, which includes books, a class T-shirt, blood pressure cuff and stethoscope, CPR/AED certification, and emergency vehicle driver training certification. The course also includes all opportunities for ambulance ride time and experience in local emergency departments.

This class is open to any Connecticut resident, not just those from Beacon Falls. While membership at Beacon Hose is not required, the course could lead to an opportunity to join our department, too! Becoming an EMT not only gives you lifesaving skills to help others, but it can also lead to rewarding career opportunities.

If you’re interested in signing up or learning more about the course, send an email to emstraining@beaconhose.com and we’ll get you started!

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2022 Carnival Set for October 14-16; Buy $10,000 Raffle Tickets Here

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Beacon Falls’ favorite tradition is coming back again this fall — the 58th annual Beacon Hose Firemen’s Carnival is set for October 14-16, 2022!

We’re extraordinarily excited for this year’s event, which will be the second straight year we’ve held it in the fall. We hope you can join us!

You know what’s also back in 2022? Our enormous raffle with $17,000 IN CASH PRIZES, including a $10,000 GRAND PRIZE. Scroll down for more information, including how to buy your ticket.

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Beacon Hose Announces Passing of 48-Year Member Arthur Norton

Beacon Hose is saddened to announce the passing of 48-year member and past officer Arthur Norton, who died Wednesday after a long illness.

Artie joined Beacon Hose in February 1974 and was a fixture here for decades and served in many different roles over that time: firefighter, truck replacement committee member, mechanic, fire police lieutenant, jokester, and friend. He remained dedicated to our department into his later years, when he would often spend his afternoons with his fellow old-timers sharing stories with the younger generation.

Artie was also a great family man, which extended to us at Beacon Hose. His wife, Janet, became one of the first female members of Beacon Hose as a longtime EMT, and his granddaughter, Kirsten, was a social member for years.

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