Historic Events

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1965 

MAY EARTHQUAKE 

More than 250,000 victims. 


 

1969 

ONE HUNDRED HOUR WAR 

Helped troops in the evacuation of injured. 


 

1974 

HURRICANE FI-FI 

More than 200,000 victims. 


 

1976 

GUATEMALAN EARTHQUAKE 

Search and rescue of victims in coordination with

 

volunteer firemen, helped distribute food, clothing, and medicine. 


 

1980 

DEATH OF ARCHBISHOP MONSEÑOR ROMERO 

Offered first-aid and transported religious and

 

public citizens that were killed and injured on the steps 

of the Cathedral. 

1980-92 Civil War

 


 

1982 

MONTE BELLO LANDSLIDE 

More than 100,000 victims. 


 

1985 

MEXICO CITY EARTHQUAKE 

In coordination with the Emergency Medical System of Mexico,

 

fifty Comando volunteers were sent to help, in search and rescue efforts 

of victims. 

 

 


 

1986 

10th of OCTOBER SAN SALVADOR EARTHQUAKE 

Worked in coordination with the National Emergency Committee in

search and rescue efforts of victims and brought medical

assistance to all affected, distributed food, clothing,

building materials, and water in coordination with the directives of

the communities, the total number of people

attended by Comandos de Salvamento were 475,000. 


 

1989 

GUERRILLA OFFENSIVE VS.SALVADORAN ARMY 


 

1992 

FIRST FLOODING OF BAJO LEMPA 

Comandos evacuate the communities of

Nueva Esperanza, Ciudad Romero,

y Nuevo Amanecer; during this time in Bajo Lempa

there only existed these three communities. Damage and loss

was considerable; including crops, livestock, housing,

and personal belongings. No deaths were reported,

but 7,000 were affected. Food, clothing, and

medical assistance were distributed. 


 

1995 

AVIATECA AIRLINE ACCIDENT, CHINCHONTEPEQ VOLCANO 

Comandos, the Armed Forces, the National Civilian Police and the

National Emergency Committee coordinate search and rescue efforts

as a result of the accident, We stayed until the last cadaver was

evacuated. 


 

1995 

FLOODING IN THE BAJO LEMPA COMMUNITIES 

Storms and hurricanes leave 40,000 victims in these communities.

Economic loss is valued at more than 30 million colones.

Agricultural production, livestock,  shrimp larvae crops,

and housing is destroyed.  Water raises over the principal highway

four meters in eight hours. No human lives are lost.

After the emergency,respiratory,intestinal, and skin problems rise. The

Comandos de Salvamento coordinate medical

brigades in coordination with the Ministry of Public Health. 


 

1995 — 1998 

MOSQUITO FUMIGATION CAMPAIGN 

A national plan of Emergency is coordinated between

the Comandos de Salvamento, the Ministry of Public Health, and the

National Emergency Committee with the purpose

to eradicate the mosquito that carries the

dengue and hemmoragic dengue virus. 


 

1998 

HURRICANE MITCH 

Comandos de Salvamento coordinate rescue efforts with the Armed forces in Evacuation of the communities of Bao Lempa and Chilanguera. 


 

1999 

September/October Comandos de Salvamento assist communities in the Bajo Lempa areas of Usúlutan y San Vicente due to heavy flooding. 


 

2001 

Earthquakes January and February,Las Colinas Landslide, Santa Tecla. 

2006 

Gunfight at the University of San Salvador 

2009 

Rain Storm and Flooding: Assisting refugees, search/recovery of the dead. 

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