Category Archives: Community Support

Large Public Events, Parades, National Holidays, Civil Unrest, Soccer Games, Concerts, Jail Riots, etc. Presence at political events.

Comandos and Salvadoran Airforce Rescue Training

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Desfile Militar.

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Mass Disaster Fire Simulated Excercise

Members of CDS SAR team coordinates with the on scene simulation director.

Comandos de Salvamento SAR team participated in a rescue and evacuation exercise on floor 8 of the main government building down town.

The simulated exercises started with employees leaving the building to secure and safe designated areas while helping geriatric visitors. SAR workers arrived minutes after to assist. Bomberos, CDS, Red Cross and Green Cross also collaborated in the exercise in order to be more prepared when large building fire happens like the one earlier this year at Tres Torres Government buildings.

 

Socorristas de Comandos de Salvamento fueron parte de las instituciones de primera respuesta ante el siniestro.
Comandos de Salvamento cuenta con personal altamente capacitado para este tipo de sucesos.
Ambulancias clase A fueron las primeras en llegar al lugar del incendio.
Una empleada de Gobernación sufrió un verdadero colapso.
Empleados del Ministerio de Gobernación evacuaron ordenadamente las instalaciones.
El Ministro de Gobernación, Arístides Valencia participó en el ejercicio.
Médico de Gobernación brinda informe de la paciente que sufrió el colapso durante el simulacro.
Cuerpo de Bomberos atendieron con prontitud la emergencia.
Voluntarias de Comandos de Salvamento demostraron su valentía.
Pacientes fueron llevados a lugares seguros durante simulacro.
Cuerpo de Bomberos atendió como una emergencia real.
Simulacro fue un éxito.
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Comandos at the Good Life Festival

A Comando volunteer assists a geriatric visitor to the Festival.

CDS participated again in the yearly celebrated health festival sponsored by the Salvadoran Government. Free medical consults and health education took place this time in supporting the residents of Ilopango.

Además de orientar a la población para la entrega de los medicamentos que se entregan de una forma gratuita a los pacientes. Comandos took part in showing visitors around and educating them to free health services offered. Other government agencies such as CENADE, ANDA, the Social Housing authority were other groups that offered free education services. Comandos were also present with a stand showing off their extrication and high angle rescue and recovery equipment.

Lead pharmacy tech Yesenia handing out medication with education.

A comando teaches a youth how to ride a bike and enjoy the simpler things in life.
Vacunación de niños y adultos.
Vision tests.
Consultations for children.
Taking vitals and educating about them.
Interns from the Women’s Jail program, “I CHANGE”/ enjoy a fun kiosk.
Enjoying the new rage of Colored Pupusas.
Nutritional educational sessions. Charlas para el manejo de la buena alimentación.
simpson offering high angle rope use. Josué Najarro miembro de la Unidad de Rescate explica funcionamiento del equipo.
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Vice News Covers Comandos: Gangs Targeting Youth

Gangs have been a part of El Salvador for many decades now and has always been a difficult situation for the youth of El Salvador. This theme fluctuates up and down though in the public eye through the media depending on the geo political environment between El Salvador and the United States. We are grateful for Vice covering our work under somewhat trying circumstances.

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Comandos at the Atiquizaya Festival

Comandos de Salvamento  was present at the celebrate a good life festival in Atiquizaya, Ahuachapán this last weekend. Free Health consults were offered to the public. EMS responders were on hand to triage with primary care providers when patients needed higher level of care. Comandos also supported the geriatric population so they could ambulate easier on wheelchairs to get access to care.

Salvadoran Artists proud of their work.
Free orthodontic work offered during the festivities.
Free medicine for all.
Long term veteran comando Yesenia managing te pharmacy.
Dra. Margarita de Orellana supporting the public.
More than 50 primary care providers volunteered their time for consults.
Nurses assist.

Vaccinations.
Pediatric health support is offered at the festival.
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The Badulak Family: A Heart of Gold for El Salvador

El amor al necesitado, el querer ayudar al prójimo, demostrar que existen muchas personas de gran corazón para nuestros compatriotas es algo muy importante para la familia Badulak, así lo señalan el Dr. Andrew y Stephanie, una pareja de estadounidenses residentes en Pensilvania, Estados Unidos y que desde hace 15 años han viajado a El Salvador.

Doctors Andrew and Stephanie Badulak have been offering their services to the people of El Salvador over the last 15 years.  They have sought donations from their own communities to help the most needy while Comandos hosted and mediated their medical expertise. Their children, Alexander and Julia always accompanied when possible after they founded Doctors of the Americas and were able to unite medical students and optometrists for their cause.

Stephanie Badulak, has stated that they will continue to help as long as the need continues.

“Hemos enseñado a nuestros hijos que el ayudar a los necesitados es algo muy importe, dar amor, es algo que hemos demostrado a ellos, creo que no hay mejor regalo que ellos continúen con esta gran obra que tenemos con los Comandos de Salvamento”, afirma Stephanie mientras su esposo el Dr. Badulak afirma que está enamorado de las pupusas.

“we have taught our children to help those in most need, to give unconditional love while alongside the Comandos de Salvamento while my spouse Dr. Badulak will continue to love las pupusas.

Alexander Badulak first came to El Salvador while young and now returns as a physician.
Robert McCaw handing out donated clothing in San Carlos Lempa.
Julia Badulak McCaw.
Robert and Julia McCaw.
Doctors of the Americas in San Juan Tepezontes, Departamento de La Paz.

Dr. Andrew Badulak chief of missions.
Dr. Andrew Badulak thanks comandos de salvamento for an accomplished mission 2017.
Doctores de las Américas in el Cantón El Escobal de San Luis La Herradura.
Stephanie Badulak at Cantón El Escobal de San Luis La Herradura.
Familia Badulak.
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Doctors of the Americas Long Standing Mission to El Salvador

Dr. Andrew Badulak,chief leader of Doctors of the Americas.

Love for their fellow man is the main reason Doctors of the Americas exists. They exchange sadness for a wonderful smile via medication or clothing donations.

For the last 15 years, Comandos de Salvamento have hosted Doctors of the Americas for health brigades that include ophthalmology and general health consults for the poor of El Salvador.

Young Medical students join this group in the United States, and some stay on as permanent volunteers throughout their professional career. Jóvenes médicos que se unen a esta organización en los Estados Unidos y que ocupan sus vacaciones para poder llegar al país y realizar dichas jornadas, sin importar la distancia ni las incomodidades con las que se cuenta para poder realizar su trabajo, ellos siempre están dispuestos a servir. Dr. Usaima Sidiqi, spouse of Andrew, accompanied him this year.

Said doctors from the USA also do small surgeries, and give out toys to needy children that are waiting for other family members that are having consults.

Dr. Farhan Shah doing a small surgery in  San Carlos Lempa, during the health brigade in collaboration with Comandos.

Julia Badulak returns to El Salvador after 9 years with spouse Robert McCaw.
Dra. Usaima Sidiqi with her fracture, takes a rest in San Carlos Lempa.

Another small surgery in San Miguel Tepezontes.

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