Author Archive | solxplore

Kayaker Swim Under a Waterfall

This is an interesting rescue scenario of a kayaker that was unable to break the eddy fence underneath a waterfall, resulting in a swim, complete with rope-work (a vertical up-haul) and communication challenges. Good work taking care of one another. Learn how to take care of your boating brothers and sisters by registering for an […]

Ken Jeong Hands-Only CPR Instructional Video

Ken Jeong suits up in new Stayin’ Alive video to promote Hands-Only CPR. If this isn’t enough for you, please visit http://solxplore.com/product-category/courses/ to schedule a more in-depth CPR class, like an American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers, or Heartsaver First Aid, CPR, AED.  

What’s the biggest risk firefighters face on duty? by British Heart Foundation

Firefighters in Britain share many common denominators to US firefighters, a passion for assisting those in need, a tremendous amount of specialized training, and… a leading cause of line-of-duty deaths, myocardial infarction or heart attack. Per the U.S. Fire Administration’s 2012 report 39 of the total 81 firefighter deaths in 2012 were the result of […]

Ring Removal Technique: Using an Oxygen Mask Strap

In seventeen years, I’ve had to use a ring-cutter only one time in the prehospital setting, because I had other tasks to attend to on that particular patient, and the swelling had reached the point of causing neuromuscular compromise of the digit. In the field we often have fast access to the patient before swelling […]

Of Souls + Water Episode 3: The Shapeshifter

“The supernatural: does it exist? Giants live here. Rivers, like our oceans… they have waves. They surprise us. The curious explore unbound by restrictions of place and mind, and perhaps discover things we don’t understand… magic, alchemy, flight.” My gratitude to Forge Motion Pictures out of Carbondale, CO for permission to re-post their series. Visit […]

2013 Gauley Release Schedule

Instead of the normal 23 release days of most Gauley seasons this season will be bumping 32 release days. In addition, 6 of those days will be running in excess of 5,000 cfs! Yeah-ah!!!! Who’s going? “Gauley Fest is scheduled for Sep 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. On these days, an extra hour of release will […]

“Swim from Hell on Clear Creek Narrows”

We came across this video on youtube, which shows a long swim on Clear Creek near Idahos Springs, CO. The video generated a lot of criticism and some feed-back on YouTube, citing inadequate experience and technique, improper equipment and a few other items. Remember, dress to swim and practice swimming safe rapids each season, including […]

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes