Category Archives: Rescue

Geriatric Rescue

Comando EMS aseguran el bienestar del paciente.
Comando EMS securing patient for transport.
The High Angle Rescue team from Comandos de Salvamento was able to rescue 77yo MarÍa Francisca Orellana de after she accidentally fell into a 30 meter deep well in the Community of El Plan within la Colonia Margot in Apopa north of San Salvador. She was secured and imediately transported safely to Zacamil Hospital in Ayutuxtepeque.

Fotos Cortesía CDS/ Carlos Fuentes

El proceso del rescate por el equipo de rescate CDS.
Rescue efforts in the well by the High Angle team.

“Juventud+Servicio, Seguridad del Prójimo”
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Solidarity with Ecuador

Jhonny, Antonio, and Roberto of CDS leave son to participante in USAR efforts in Equador.
Jhonny, Antonio, and Roberto of CDS leave soon to participante in USAR efforts in Equador.

Recently, a USAID sponsored training to formulate a national USAR team has finished and the Salvadoran government will be sending part of the Salvadoran National Urban Search and Rescue team to Ecuador to participate in search and rescue/recovery efforts.

Edgar Jhonny Fernández, Antonio Barrera, and Roberto Cortez, of Comandos de Salvamento will soon be departing and we wish them all a safe trip helping the people of Ecuador.

The Comandos de Salvamento have acquired a large amount of experience in responding to natural disasters over the last 30 years including earthquakes of 1986 and 2001 in San Salvador, hurricane Mitch, and numerous episodes of floorings and Mass Casualty Incidents.

Cadaver Recovery

La PNC ayudando en la recuperación.
La PNC ayudando en la recuperación.

A CDS recovery team was dispatched to assist the body of 27yo José Mauricio Melgar Vásquez who was found early this morning March 24th 2015 in Ciudad Delgado. The recovery took place in a 15 meter ravine located in the Colonia San José II.

Edgar Jhonny Ramos y Oreos Comandos recuperando el cadaver.
Edgar Jhonny Ramos y otros Comandos recuperando el cadaver.

The victim presented with various fractures and the cause of death is unknown.

Premature Baby Rescued

Our affiliate base in Ilopango took part in rescue efforts together with National Firefighters in the La Palma neighborhood of  San Martin to save a premature baby who had been born after a young mother gave birth for unknown reasons in an outhouse. The neonate was quickly cleaned and stabilized and transported to San Bartolo hospital.

1st National Extrication Course


Comandos de Salvamento along with help from and Glasswing International sponsored a 2 day course on Vehicular Extrication at Ilopango Airport December 7th and 8th. Groups represented were The Green Cross, the UMO branch of the National Civilian Police, Bomberos Nacionales, and Comandos de Salvamento. Over 80 students learned how to size up a motor vehicle accident, and safely use electrical, hydraulic, and manual tools to help save lives. Comandos personally thanks Hi-lift, AJAX, Ringers, and HURST, for creating great and dependable equipment used in the course and also used every night after each class to do real extrications. The Puyallup Extrication Team sent 6 of their top instructors for the Workshop. Present were, President Jeff Pugh, and instructors, Ryan Taylor, Andrew Krasner, Charlie Kemp, Gus Alcala and Anthony John. PXTEAM donated an AJAX Neumatic Air chisel, some sawzaw blades, Comandos thanks Mark Hoffman of Salvamed and Nick Fling and Celina de Sola of Glasswing International for making this big project a success. Mark was also able to get the Urban Rescue Squad another Medium First Responder Jack from Hi-Lift which was recently used to lift a car off of two motorcycles.

More fotos of individual graduates of the workshop receiving diplomas from PXTEAM President Jeff Pugh located on our flickr site.

More MVAs for 2013

33yo Mauricio Regalado Melendez was extricated by our urban rescue squad from vehicle plates P 159 995 after colliding with a microbus plates 127 759. The accident occurred along the 14 av norte y 5 de noviembre. The patient was packaged and transported to Hospital Rosales.


CDS rescuers help extricate one, and helped 5 injured in an MVA located at KM 9.5 on the Troncal del Norte Highway.
Fotos: Diario Co Latino/ Ricardo Chicas Segura


Ruta 17 Extrication

Ruta 17 1

Our Urban Extrication Team participated in the removal of patient Víctor Manuel Gomez Guzmán who was driving a Ruta 17 transportation microbus. In the afternoon, on September 11th,  the microbus collided with a semi truck  that was parked at km 8 on the Planes de Renderos highway. Victor was stabilized, packaged and transported to the José Antonio Saldaña hospital. 60 year old María Margarita Gomez, who was also injured at the scene was transported also. Fotos CDS/Ricardo Chicas Segura/Francisco Campos