Journalist Olimpia Alvarez of the Telecorporación Salvadoreña “TCS” learned how to combat dengue while documenting the work of the Comandos at the Instituto Nacional Francisco Morazán in San Salvador. Olimpia wanted to give her viewers a taste of what it is like to work as a comando eradicating mosquitos that carry the dengue virus. Dengue can become a problem when stagnant water creates a perfect habitat for mosquito larvae to grow and multiply. Comandos continue to donate their time to improve preventive public healthcare by offering this free service of fumigation via their “Vectores” “zancudo combat crew”. Fotos CDS.
The educational department of CDS finished a training conference on February fourth in Bajo Lempa, Jiquilisco, and Usulután. Dr. Julio Cesar Orellana taught classes on emergency first aid during emergencies and disasters. Other Comandos de Salvamento staff included Dr. Adiel Delgado, and APAA instructor Henry Iván Gerónimo. 30 students that represent 29 communities in bajo lempa region took part in the learning experience.
18yo Gabriela Sofia Amaya was attended to by Comandos de Salvamento and transported to Rosales ER with three stab wounds. Three assailants attacked her in front of the Altamira Condos, Talapo Street on the eastern side of the Cuscatlan Stadium. The attackers killed her boyfriend leaving him deceased on the street with a variety of injuries caused by the weapon. After triaging and verifying the boyfriend had expired, they focused on giving first aid and stabilizing Gabriela. It is presumed that the patient is affiliated with gangs due to a variety of tattoos present. Fotos by Orlando Villalobos.
This last Sunday January 30th, EMS teams from Comandos de Salvamento were invited by the Salvadoran Airforce (FAES) to participate in a simulated helicopter rescue of an injured soldier. The event took place at the Ilopango Air Show. Eight helicopters participated along with 2 brigades and 2 ambulances from the Central Base of Comandos de Salvamento. Photos: Francisco Campos