Category Archives: High Angle SAR

Rescue and Recovery with use of ropes.

German Tourists are Rescued

The PNC and Comandos de Salvamento start an intense operation of SAR looking for the Germans.

Two Germans became missing Tuesday afternoon around the Chaparriastique Volcano in San Miguel. Comandos de Salvamento, National Firefighters, and other first responder groups participated in the search.

Luckily the Germans, Jens Bauer and Anika Jentner, were located and examined by our Medics to rule out any injuries or illnesses.

Jens Bauer y Anika Jentner went missing for 5 hours.
The Red Cross documenting the situation. .
More than 12 comando SAR operators took place in the event to locate the Germans.
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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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SAR Recovery in Alcelhuate River

The Comandos de Salvamento High Angle Rescue Unit and the Bomberos Nacionales were able to rescue a patient who fell in the Alcelhuate River after he fell walking along the Venezuela Blvd near the La Vega neighbor hood in San Salvador.

29yo Ricardo Gálvez fell 45 meters and suffered numerous injuries as a result. He was immediately secured and transported to the Social Security Hospital.

(Texto, vídeo y fotos de Comandos de Salvamento)

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100 Meter High Angle

57yo Rigoberto Mollina Rugamas was rescued by the Comandos de Salvamento High Angle SAR team after falling down a steep bank in Cuscatancingo. The rescue was challenging with the litter due to the length of rope needed. The steep bank was over 100 meters in length. Due to various injuries to his upper extremities and thorax, the patient was immediately packaged and transported to higher level of care.

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Simulated Holy Week Training

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Noemi, 15 and Gabi, 14 ready to rappel from the Huey.

CDS and the Salvadoran Airforce collaborated today in practicing two deep water rescue missions at Majahual beach in preparation for Holy Week vacation in one week.

 

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