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Comandos Leave for Mexico

With their faith in God and the courage of a typical Comando this morning, a small contingent from our main base left this morning to Mexico City to join in on Search and Rescue/Recovery efforts already underway for the last 24 hours when the earthquake hit Tuesday September 19th.

Comando Veterans included Roberto Campos, Jhonny Edgar Ramos, Carlos Vásquez, Roberto Márquez, Josué Najarro and Edwin Portal. One by one they gathered their belongings and said goodbye to their families. One of their children wrote a message on a prominent social networking site, “We will pray that you return dad, you are an example to follow by dedicating your life to save others, I love you and await your return.”

This Wednesday afternoon, a second group of Comando volunteers will be sent to Mexico to help in recovery efforts.

Edgar Jhonny Ramos and the gang ready to part to Mexico.
Comandos de Salvamento have specialty trained brigades for rescue under collapsed structures.
The spirit of the CDS institution is very high.
Ready to help our Mexican brothers and sisters.
The first group of volunteers to be sent to Mexico, the 2nd, tomorrow.
Jhonny Ramos prepares his belongings.
Josué Najarro and Carlos Vásquez gear checking.
Off to the airport.
Grupo USAR ready to board the plane.

Comandos Head to Mexico due to Earthquake

Pictured are the El Salvador USAR team members in Ecuador during their recent Earthquake.

El Salvador’s USAR team which is composed of members from Comandos de Salvamento are heading to Mexico City in collaboration with other groups in order to help the public that were affected by two earthquakes.

These young volunteers have been specifically trained in the search, rescue and recovery operations and will be dispatched in a few hours in order to help our Mexican brothers and sisters that have been affected by three earthquakes within the span of one month. More than 100 have been killed or disappeared.

Members of Comandos de Salvamento during the trudged in Ecuador.
Today, various people have gone missing amongst the debris.
7.1 richter scale of destruction today in Mexico City.

Comandos and Salvadoran Airforce Rescue Simulation

Comandos de Salvamento realiza un rescate aereotransportado.
Fuerza Aérea Salvadoreña y Comandos de Salvamento coordinan para operaciones de rescate.
La capacidad de Comandos de Salvamento ha sido bien aceptada por la Fuerza Aérea.

Colors and children’s happy faces started the student parade that entered the Jorge “Mágico” González stadium that started the 196 year of Salvadoran independence.  CDS offeres security throughout the stadium and had ambulances on scene.

Comandos and the FAS, Salvadoran Airforce, again collaborated on a simulated rescue mission within the stadium grounds.

Comandos. The First to Respond!

 

Modern dance groups opened the show.
More than 100 Comando volunteers participated in the event.

 

 

 

 

 

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