CDS attended to victims in Arce after strong winds damaged many homes.
Parts of home blown up onto electrical wires.
Damage to trees and property.
Wind damage in living quarters.
Over 30 marginalized residential homes were affected.
CDS responded to the “Tres Torres” fire at the government dept. of treasury today where one government employee, Mrs. Nubia Karina Campos, died at the scene and others suffered various traumas due to the 4th level being engulfed in flames.
Comandos, and other grass roots EMS agencies and the National Firefighters saved many other government officials. The Salvadoran Airforce FAS also collaborated and was able to rescue two people from the top roof. Two employees made the choice to jump to save themselves but suffered grave injuries as a result.
CDS sent more than 10 ambulances to the scene.
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Comandos de Salvamento has built a collaborative relationship with the Salvadoran Air force and now offers Community Helivac services for those caught up in acute emergencies.
CDS First Responders collaborate with the FAS to remain skilled when responding to episodes of mass and natural disasters.
CDS would like to take the time and ask all to remember the terrorist attack in Mejicanos two years ago today when a bus from route 47 was taken hostage by gang members and driven to an isolated street where the victims were locked inside, gasolined, and lit on fire. Comando veteran EMS responder Luis Colato recounts that it was, “the most sad scene we had witnessed since the general offensive in 89, the gang members were pointing guns at us not letting us do our work”. While some were able to escape through windows, most later died at the hospital due to smoke inhalation and advanced burns.
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