Category Archives: Disasters

Natural and man made disasters.

Comandos and USAR look for Possible Survivors

Roberto Hugo Preza y periodista Luis Samayoa, nos informan sobre el trabajo de #USARElSalvador en #México.

Posted by ALFA en linea on Thursday, September 21, 2017

Although exhausted, Comandos who are part of El Salvador’s national USAR group are working night and day in Morelos, Mexico where there is the possibility of 4 survivors in a building.

They rest little, since time is pressed in order to recover the victims who are still under the collapsed building. The SAR group from El Salvador is assigned one of three levels where they can hear the voices of people trying to survive and will work throughout the night in order to rescue or recover them.

Jhony Ramos de Comandos de Salvamento trabajando en zona de desastre.
Miembros del Grupo USAR de El Salvador, en plena labor.
Grupo USAR El Salvador taking a break.
USAR pondering their approach.
The SAR group is working day and night to search for earthquake victims.
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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.
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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.
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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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Wind Damage in Ciudad Arce

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.

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Dept. of Treasury on Fire!”Tres Torres”

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.

(Texto y fotos de Comandos de Salvamento)

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