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Year In Review: 2014 a Time of Challenge, Change for BHC

In lieu of a monthly newsletter, Beacon Hose Chief Jim Trzaski penned a year-in-review piece to recap everything that our department faced in 2014 and what’s to come in 2015. Here’s his message:

As we look forward to a new year, oftentimes we look back and reflect on the year that has past. For Beacon Hose Co. No. 1, 2014 was a time of challenge and change. Our members responded to the call again and again with the resourcefulness, passion and professionalism that defines our organization.

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Beacon Hose’s Top Five Pictures of 2014

Beacon Hose celebrated the end of 2014 by choosing our top five photos of the year. Here are the five we selected, in chronological order, as posted on our Facebook page.

First up is what we like to call “A (Migs) Smiley For A (Fried Dough) Smiley.” Beacon Hose 2nd Lt. John Mis was behind the fried dough station at this year’s carnival and cooked up a little something special for a lucky carnival-goer!


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Beacon Hose Releases New Throwback T-Shirt Logos

IMG_0825The logos for Beacon Hose’s new T-shirts are here! These logos are exact replicas of Beacon Hose’s original logos from decades ago (and the ones you’ll see on the sides of most of our apparatuses). Thanks to Liberty Printing here in Beacon Falls for doing some great work!

Members who ordered the T-shirts at November’s monthly meeting will have them available at the firehouse. Contact the Chief’s office with any questions.

For now, these shirts will be available only to members. We hope to have some offerings for the public in the near future, as well.

BHC Responds to Tractor Trailer Accident

On Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 2:45 p.m., Beacon Hose responded to a report of a tractor trailer into the Naugatuck River near Exit 25 on Route 8 with an occupant still in the vehicle and the cab in the river. Engine 3, Rescue 4, BH-6, R-1 and BH-1 responded. En-route, with the information given during dispatch, BH-1 requested mutual aid assistance from Naugatuck Fire Department.

Off-duty firefighter Kevin O’Oconnell and R-1 Ambulance Coordinator Ken George were first on scene and confirmed the report of the tractor trailer off the road with an occupant inside. Unable to make patient contact a rescue plan was developed.

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