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Optomotrists Helping Salvadorans

Dr. Eileen Howard and Dr. Audrey Chen.

Cuando el corazón de una mujer es para todos es lo más bonito y mejor aún cuando es para el pueblo salvadoreño. When a woman’s heart loves all, it is even more powerful when that energy goes towards the people of El Salvador. Doctors Eileen Howard and Audrey Chen met eachother with this same vision while working together in collaboration with Comandos de Salvamento during health brigade work in marginalized areas of El Salvador.

Dr. Chen first volunteered in 2011 and then 2 years later invited then student Howard and they have collaborated ever since with Doctors of the Americas.

 The students themselves pay to travel to El Salvador to help the most needed.

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The Red Cross Suffers an MVA

CDS was dispatched to assist 4 EMS providers of the red cross when they were involved in an accident along la Alameda Juan Pablo II and la 1ª. Avenida Norte in San Salvador.

The red cross crew was returning from supporting a sporting event when the accident happened, and the 4 victims were transported to Zacamil Hospital in Ayutuxtepeque. Others injured were attended to by the red cross themselves.

4 red cross first responders were secured, packaged and transported immediately to higher level of care.

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6 DOA and Many Injured in Olocuilta

Seis personas fallecidas y cerca de 15 heridos fue el saldo de un accidente de tránsito ocurrido sobre la Autopista a Comalapa a la altura del pupusodro de Olocuilta, departamento de La Paz.

6 dead and 15 injured were the result of an MVA that took place on the freeway to the international airport near the pupusa stands in La Paz dept.

Comandos de Salvamento collaborated with other first responders to recover and rescue passengers from a local bus that fell down an embankment. Forensics from Medicina a legal are present still identifying the deceased.

 

Socorristas luchan contra el tiempo para salvar la vida de las personas que iban en la buseta que cayó a barranca de 15 metros.

Cerca de 15 pasajeros resultaron lesionados.

Excursionistas iban con destino a San Marcelino.

Lesionados fueron llevados a distintos centros asistenciales.

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An Injury in Opico

Una persona resultó con lesiones luego de accidentarse el automotor en el cual se conducía como pasajero contra un bus de la ruta 202 sobre la carretera Panamericana a la altura del desvió de San Juan Opico.

A CDS element from our satellite base in Ciudad Arce was immediately dispatched to assist 43yo Nora Imelda Cuestas Hernández who was in an MVA. The pt had been traveling as a passenger when the car crashed into a ruta 202 bus traveling along the Panamaerican Highway in San Juan Opico.  The patient was secured, packaged and transported to higher level of care.

CDS offering first aid while assessing level of consciousness.


 

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CDS Present at the Comercio Parade

Comandos de Salvamento dio seguridad pre hospitalaria durante el Desfile del Comercio que recorrió desde la Plaza Beethoven hasta las instalaciones del Parque Cuscatlán, donde miles de capitalino.

Comandos offered prehospital care support to attendees of the Comercio parade.  Since early morning the public has gathered to watch the colorful event.

Más de un centenar de voluntarios de Comandos de Salvamento participaron en el Desfile del Comercio.

Vigilancia de las carrozas para evitar accidentes.

Bellas reinas luciendo sus carrozas.

La alegría de personajes.

Bandas de paz.

Malabares.

Alegres payasos.

Bellas cachiporras.

Los viejos de agosto.

Refrescándose.

Disfrutando en familia.

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Offering First Aid Healthcare

Socorristas de Comandos de Salvamento mantienen un sistema de patrullajes tanto en el campo de la feria y Consuma, donde se ayuda a las personas que sufren cualquier tipo de dolencias como parte de la atención pre hospitalaria.

Comandos have a very well planned prehospital community health plan of response organized to support the wonderful Salvadoran public that are attending la Féria and Consuma events. Dozens of the public have sought health services already.  For the third of August, Comandos will have over 100 volunteers and 25 ambulances ready to attend the Comercio parade.

Comandos de Salvamento’s main station is located in building 4 at the Féria Consuma and flyers about our services can be obtained. Comandos are grateful for having the opportunity to support the public. ¡Viva EL SALVADOR!

Although the children are seeking out facepainting, the best painters are from Perú.

Arte de retrato artístico.

Comandos de Salvamento volunteer checking vitals.

Basic transport.

Comandos de Salvamento Informational booth.

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August Patron Saint Days

Comandos again supported the Salvadoran public with their vigilant presence at the Correros parade that started at Beethoven in Escalón and finished at parque Cuscatlan.  Comandos assisted patients presenting with heat exhaustion, dehydration, and had a system set up to reunite lost children with their parents.  The colorful parade kicked off the patron saint festival in honor of the Salvador del Mundo who watches over all those that live within the Capitol of San Salvador.

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