BHC Accepting Donations, Sponsors, Parade RSVPs for Carnival

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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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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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54th Annual Beacon Hose Carnival Set for June 8-10

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The Beacon Hose Firemen’s Carnival, one of Beacon Falls’ longest lasting and most enjoyable traditions, is set to return for the 54th time this Thursday-Saturday, June 8-10, on the grounds of Beacon Hose.

Each June, thousands of visitors from Beacon Falls and towns all over the state join us for three nights of delicious food, cold drinks, exciting rides, great fun and engaging music to help raise funds for the civic side of Beacon Hose’s operations.

Carnivals and parades used to be common traditions among local fire departments, but many have been discontinued over the years because of the work required. We’ve made sure to continue an event that has become a town-wide tradition. Proceeds from the carnival go toward our community efforts, 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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Beacon Hose Plans Easter Egg Hunt, Meat-O for April 8

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Meat-O is coming back in time for Easter!

One of our most fun events of the year is set for Saturday, April 8, at 6 p.m. The admission fee is just $5 and includes a buffet dinner (BYOB, and yes, that means you can bring alcohol). Then, pay to play games of chance to win kielbasas, pierogis, shrimp, babkas, hams, turkeys and more for your Easter table.

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Important News for Beacon Falls Blizzard Preparations

The Beacon Falls Emergency Operations Center held a meeting at noon Monday, March 13, at Beacon Hose to discuss preparations for the blizzard expected to strike Tuesday. Those present included First Selectman Chris Bielik; Beacon Hose Chief Jim Trzaski, Asst. Chief Brian DeGeorge, Capt. Howie Leeper, 1st Lt. Cal Brennan and EMS Director Joe Chew; Officer Caroline O’Bar; Town Nurse Sue Mis; and members of the Public Works Department. Beacon Falls Police Lt. Eddie Rodriguez joined via telephone.

Here’s some important news for Beacon Falls residents to know as this snowstorm — which is expected to start in the early-morning hours Tuesday, bring anywhere from 1-2 feet and rates of 1-4 inches per hour, carry 50 mph wind gusts and end by Tuesday evening — approaches:

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