03St. Peters Fire Department

Training schedule:

  • Aug 7 – Water Supply & Pump Ops
  • Aug 14 – SCBAs
  • Aug 21 – Off Road Rescue ( Kubota)
  • Aug 24 – Duty
  • Aug 28 – Meeting

Department News

The St. Peters Fire Department continues to try to recruit new members. If you think you may be interested in joining or have some questions, please contact Chief Craig Campbell (evenings) at (902) 961-2246 or any Firefighter.

This Month`s Safety Tips

Living on an Island lots of us go swimming at the beach without giving much thought to how dangerous it can be. Movement of the water coming on to the beach from waves cause certain on-shore currents commonly known as rip currents (sometimes referred to as “rip-tides”, “undertow”, “wash” or “run out”). Rip currents are mainly caused by an outward flow of water that is returning to the sea which form by waves washing up on shore. After washing on shore, gravity forces the water to return to sea. Depending on the force of the wave, beach conditions and location of sandbars under the surface, the water that is returning to the sea may accumulate in one concentrated area, causing a strong current at an isolated zone of the beach. The larger the waves washing up, the stronger and more dangerous the rip currents will be. Rip currents can stay in the same place for long periods of time (6 months to a year), travel along the length of the beach, or suddenly open at any time or location along the beach. Here are some signs to help you distinguish a rip current:

  • waves breaking further out on either side of the rip
  • discoloured water caused by the turning up of the sand
  • rippled appearance where the water is calm

Never Under Estimate how dangerous the surf can be!