We need to clear fire hydrants around town after the snowstorm last week, so we’re bringing back our Adopt-a-Hydrant contest here in Beacon Falls.
If you have a fire hydrant near your property, we need you to help us out by clearing away the snow and ice (3 feet on all sides, down to the ground, including a path to the road). This could make all the difference in us being able to save life and property in case of a fire in your neighborhood. If you can do that for us, here’s how to enter the contest:
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Beacon Hose is currently seeking volunteers to join its fire police unit. Our fire police help maintain the safety of emergency scenes by controlling traffic and alerting drivers to hazards as they approach a scene.
Those interested must be 18 or older with a driver’s license and transportation. An annual physical is required and provided by Beacon Hose. Previous experience is not necessary; training will be provided.
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We hope everyone is off to a terrific start in 2017. Beacon Hose Chief Jim Trzaski recently shared a few words with our members to look back at 2016 and look forward to this year.
2016 was a busy and rewarding year for Beacon Hose. I always say that Beacon Hose is a multi-faceted organization, and 2016 was no exception.
YEAR IN REVIEW: Click here for the top 16 Beacon Hose photos of 2016.
Members constantly demonstrated their value to our department, whether it was being dedicated to an ambulance crew night, working with our junior corps, representing our department at other departments’ functions, assisting at our fundraisers, participating in training and equipment checks, serving on a committee, or most importantly, responding to fire and medical responses.
Continue reading Chief Jim Trzaski’s New Year’s Message for 2017
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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The cold temperatures of this winter are here, so it’s a good idea to make sure your pipes at home are ready in case there’s a deep freeze that threatens to make them burst.
Here’s a quick graphic about how to prepare and what to do if your pipes freeze. There are more tips below the graphic.
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