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Community health outreach

CDS Supports Presidential Buen Vivir Festival

Comando rep shows members of the Salvadoran Army extrication equipment of the Urban Rescue Squad.
Artistic folkloric groups dance for entertainment.

Comandos de Salvamento again participated in the government sponsored good life festival this year with President Salvador Sánchez outside the old presidential house in the neighborhood of Barrio San Jacinto. Comandos were present to show first aid equipment, promote nursing and pharmacy educational services and also offer free family health consults.

Public.

Peace band of happiness and joy.

Medical consults took place throughout the day.

Children are some of the most benefited from the Buen Vivir festival.
CDS personnel assisted the non able bodied visitors throughout the festival
Free Medications are offered to all.
Yesenia and Rosa attend the medication booth.
FOSALUD orthodontist offers their expertise.
Dr. Jose Orellana of Comandos de Salvamento is always present in offering his medical consultations.
Many other doctors are present to give their expert advice.
Youth are always present during the event.
The first lady was ever present giving out coffee and pan dulce.
President Salvador Sánchez Cerén discussing healthcare at Buena Vivir festival.
A CDS Volunteer introduces a child to rescue equipment.
Bicycle safety courses and signaling are taught to the children present.
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CDS Supports the Public during Day of the Dead

Comandos de Salvamento present at most cemeteries throughout the country. .

Hundreds of volunteers from the Comandos stood vigilant and prepared at most cemeteries while family members placed flowers and paid respect to their past loved ones

Comandos de Salvamento attended to various people that suffered hypertension and other common first aid presentations.

En Quezaltepeque se montó una clínica para la atención de pacientes en las afueras del Campo Santo.
Personas sufrieron desmayos e insolación en distintos cementerios.
Los voluntarios de Comandos de Salvamento atienen a persona en Jardínes del Recuerdo.
Socorristas de Comandos de Salvamento brindan asistencia pre hospitalaria en Cementerio La Bermeja.
Voluntarios de Comandos de Salvamento de Apopa.
Personal de Comandos de Salvamento brinda asistencias en las afueras del Cementerio de Apopa.

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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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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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