Loma Prieta Paddlers (LPP) is a whitewater kayaking club, based in the South Bay and beyond.  If you are new to kayaking, new to the area or are just  looking for a group of fellow paddlers; check us out.

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River Safety & First Aid

As paddlers and as part of the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Paddlers works to help all our club trips and club members have safe experiences on the river. Some of the ways we focus on safety are specifically guided by the requirements of the Sierra Club. To meet these requirements, and to promote safety among our members and on the river, we offer these resources:

First Aid Kits

What club trip leaders must carry; what we recommend that each paddler carry. Make sure your first-aid kit is ready!

LPP River Safety Management Plans

Created by LPP for the rivers we run most often.  These safety management plans include emergency phone contacts, nearest hospital, nearest pay phone and more.  Print one for your next trip!

LPP Sierra Club Safety Plan

LPP's Safety Plan  is officially provided to the Sierra Club.  It covers plans for trip leaders, first-aid requirements, and more.

Keep current on safety classes

We encourage all our members to keep current on First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, and CPR and will occasionally schedule an announce upcoming classes at the club meetings.. First aid and CPR sources include:

We also encourage members to take kayak safety  and swift water rescue courses. Sources include:

Safety Links

Hand, paddle and whistle signals  

Important skills for the river

Before You Go! A Guide to Safe Paddling
This guide gives you a check list to follow before you go paddling, from TASK.

Cold Injuries & Cold Water Near Drowning Guidelines
These guidelines have been developed for use by prehospital, clinic and hospital personnel dealing with cold problems in Alaska, from the SARBC.

Cooler Heads Prevail
Learn how to prevent heat stroke, from GORP.

First Aid Kit
A list of first aid supplies, from Maravia.

Injury Rehabilitation
Learn what steps you need to take in order to return to training and competition successfully, from Canoe WA.

Seven Enemies of Survival
Learn about the seven common threats, from GORP.

Staying Healthy in The Wilderness
Learn how to stay mentally and physically fit, from GORP.

What Clouds Mean
Forecasting for Outdoor Enthusiasts, from GORP.

Wilderness First Aid
Get tips on how to prepare yourself with emergencies in the wilderness, from Canoe Saskatchewan Canada.