Beacon Hose is unbelievably proud, excited and honored to announce that Past Chief Ted Smith has been selected for enshrinement in the Connecticut State Firefighters Association Hall of Fame! Chief Smith was part of the 10th class of inductees honored April 5, 2018, at the Aqua Turf in Southington.
Teddy is the son of Past Chief Arthur Smith, who served as chief from 1956-61. Ted joined Beacon Hose in 1970, and he soon became one of our department’s first EMTs. He first became an officer as a lieutenant under Joe Daddona in 1986, rose to the rank of captain under Tom Pratt and Bob Cole, and spent five years as assistant chief under Billy Lee. Finally, Ted served as chief from 1997-2000, completing the first father-son chief combination in Beacon Hose history.
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Beacon Hose, along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), want you to always “Resolve to be Ready” for an emergency, especially during the winter.
Taking preparedness actions can save lives and protect property anywhere — at home, in schools, in your neighborhood and in the workplace. We highlight the importance of planning ahead to protect our families and secure our community and homes for disasters. For these reasons, we are asking you to Resolve to be Ready by knowing your risk and taking action.
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Beacon Hose’s favorite season is chock full of events in 2017, including the annual tree lighting and bonfire, Bring Santa Home and a Christmas lights contest!
TREE LIGHTING AND BONFIRE
Dec. 2 is the annual Beacon Falls Christmas tree lightning and bonfire. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. at Beacon Falls Town Hall and continue to St. Michael’s Church and the Beacon Falls Congregational Church. We’ll finish at the Lewis House, where we’ll light a bonfire and have free refreshments and entertainment for all. A hayride will also be making its rounds through the neighborhood. Hopefully you can come ring in the season with us!
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It’s been a long time since Beacon Hose has hosted a scavenger hunt, so we’re bringing it back to kick off the holiday season!
The Beacon Hose Ho-Ho Holiday Scavenger Hunt is set for Saturday, November 25, from 4-8 p.m. The hunt begins and ends at Beacon Hose, and we’ll have food and prizes at the firehouse before heading over to the River’s Edge Pub and Grille for some postgame festivities. Here’s the key information:
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Beacon Hose is set to host the latest edition of one of most popular events: the Thanksgiving Meat-O!
Our Thanksgiving Meat-O Night will be Saturday, Nov. 18, from 6-9 p.m. at the firehouse. A $5 admission fee includes dinner and one drink ticket. 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 and more up for grabs!
Reservations are a must if you want to attend the event. Only those 21 and older are allowed, and the event is BYOB (alcohol is allowed). To reserve seats, please call the firehouse at 203-729-1470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 13.
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