Our affiliate base in Ilopango took part in rescue efforts together with National Firefighters in the La Palma neighborhood of San Martin to save a premature baby who had been born after a young mother gave birth for unknown reasons in an outhouse. The neonate was quickly cleaned and stabilized and transported to San Bartolo hospital.
CDS and it’s affiliated bases are present today to support voters at the urns. Salvadorans will vote to elect 84 representatives to the Legislative Assembly, 262 mayors and 20 representatives to the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN).
Our delegate base in Apopa participated in the recovery of a cadaver on Cerro de Nejapa. The operation was challenging due to the rough terrain common in this mountainous area.
Veteran CDS Volunter Carlos Fuente was sent from the Central Base to Jiquilisqo Bajo Lempa to teach swift water rescue techniques to 20 delegate members of San Marcos and Bajo Lempa. Every fall, dams release built up water levels flooding communities below them.
International Representative Mark Hoffman is looking for donations for Rescue Throw bags wether new or used. Please contact him at marco @ salvamento.org if you or your organization would like to collaborate.
Manuel de Jesus Flores Ramirez is the CEO and founder of our delegate base in Puerto Parada located in Usulután. As of June 6th 2012, he will have served 20 years of service. The delegate base was founded in 1992 with the aim of serving the people of Puerto Parada and surrounding communities due to being an area vulnerable to flooding. In the past, Puerto Parada has been affected by Hurricane Mitch, Adrian, and Tropical Storms Ida, E-12, etc. El Salvador’ Ministry of Civil Protection has formally recognized the work of Manuel by awarding him a medal in October of 2010. Congratulations Manuel and all CDS unsung heroes of Puerto Parada. Foto: CDS
Mark will be at the Central Base this Saturday Dec 18th in the afternoon to give basic instructions on how delegate bases can create their own website and manage it using WordPress.
One of the few times the Comandos can relax is when they play soccer. This happens about once or twice a week. Recently, the Comandos had some friendly games against some Spaniards that represent the Cooperative Peace Organization of Spain (ACPP). Pictured are some images of this rivalry. The photos have been manipulated due to low lighting conditions on the field. Fotos: CDS
¡Prepare yourselves Delegación de Nejapa!
Bolas de Fuego to be celebrated soon.
More info here.