Around 10 civilians were injured during a collective motor vehicle accident involving routed 109 and 113 . EMS from Comandos de Salvamento used four ambulances to transport the patients
Con el objetivo de medir la capacidad de respuesta de los jóvenes socorristas y rescatistas de Comandos de Salvamento realizó un simulacro sobre la carretera Panamericana sobre el kilómetro 28 a la altura del desvío de San Juan Opico. A simulated accident took place so that Comandos de Salvamento and the FAS, Salvadoran Airforce could show and practice their skills before Holy Week.
An extrication was planned and they exercised practical knowledge of extrications and on scene first aid. This April 1st their skills will be put to the test since many accidents happen during Holy Week and CDS work will be documented under hashtag #yorespondo2018.
Comandos de Salvamento is a public agency that for more than 50 years has offered EMS and Community Health services via there main base and 32 other affiliated groups. The Mayor of Nejapa has decided to help the Nejapa Comandos base with a donation of 200 dollars that will go directly for ambulance gas. CDS Nejapa spends around a thousand dollars a month for gas doing local emergency runs within the Nejapa and Northern San Salvador area.
This will also help Comandos in Nejapa who will be very busy during semana santa while millions of Salvadorans take a week long vacation throughout the country.