Beacon Hose Seeks Volunteers to Join Fire Police Unit

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.

Joining our fire police unit is a great opportunity to participate in public service to help keep Beacon Falls safe, and there are several perks available to emergency responders in Beacon Falls. If interested, opportunities in our fire or EMS units are also available.

For more information, contact Beacon Hose Fire Police Lt. Bill McCasland at 203-560-7022 or billymac42@comcast.net.


The law authorizes municipal fire chiefs, within available appropriations, to appoint “fire department members or other persons,” as they deem necessary, to be fire police officers (CGS § 7-313a of the 2014 supplement). Such officers have the powers and perform the duties designated to them and authorized by their appointing authority. Their powers and duties include controlling and regulating traffic during fire drills or fire calls or at other times while serving with their fire department, any other fire department in an adjoining municipality or district, or any fire department rendering mutual aid (CGS § 7-313a of the 2014 supplement).

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