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.
Continue reading Reviewing Snow Ordinances and Fire Hydrant Clearing
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.
Continue reading Resolve to be Ready for a Winter Emergency
Update: Great job to all who participated!
Beacon Hose Co. No. 1 wants to remind all of our residents that this Wednesday, October 7, is Fire Prevention Day! Unfortunately, Beacon Hose isn’t able to visit Laurel Ledge or host an open house this year, but the fire department is inviting everyone to join Operation EDITH!
Operation EDITH stands for “Exit Drills in the Home” and is intended to help families practice their home fire escape plans. All you need to do to participate is wait until Beacon Hose’s fire whistle sounds at 6 p.m., practice your home fire escape plan as a family, and wait outside at your meeting place. Beacon Hose’s firetrucks will be driving through many neighborhoods to see how many families have a secure plan and practiced it with us.
Continue reading Beacon Hose to Participate in Operation EDITH on Oct. 7
The cold temperatures of this winter are coming, 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.
Continue reading How to Prevent, Treat Frozen Pipes
Update: The contest is over, but these materials are still useful!
We shouldn’t forget about fire drills and fire safety just because everybody’s been home for much of the last few months — in fact, in some ways, staying sharp on fire safety is more important than ever.
The Beacon Falls Fire Marshal’s Office is sponsoring its first Home Fire Safety Challenge this year! We at Beacon Hose are thrilled to be a part of this challenge, which is designed to bring fire drills to you and make your home a safer place.
Continue reading Enter Fire Marshal’s Home Fire Safety Challenge