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Awards and recognition

Recognized for Heroic Efforts at Tres Torres Fire

The El Salvador Treasury department recognized Comandos de Salvamento for their heroic acts during the fire a few weeks ago at Tres Torres that cost the lives of two people. Comandos, Red Cross, National Firefighters, Salvadoran Air force and the National Civilian Police Dept. collaborated in the rescue operation.

Mauricio Ramírez Landaverde, minister of justice and public security, along with the general director of the National Civilian Police, Howard Cotto, led the cermony of recognition. “These were the first to respond and rescue many lives along with the Salvadoran Airforce who offered technical experise during this emergency,” stated Landaverde.

The Treasury dept affirmed the sacrifice, work and dedication of these rescue groups in order to save lives. Landaverde also stated, “this country has been through alot over the years and crime organizations have presented as a serious threat and by only united can we overcome this adversity.”

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Comandos Awarded Recognition by President of El Salvador

CDS were presented with face to face presidential recognition for the heroic work the institution did at the treasurery department 4th level fire last July 7th where 4 people died.

During a formal ceremony, President Sanchez Ceren formally recognized the National Fire Dept, Comandos, Green Cross, Social Security, FOSALUD, Health Ministry, and government employees of the treasury dept who collaborated together in stamping the fire out within an hour and a half.

Also recognized for their service was the occupational securitY and the environmental corps for immediately evacuating more than 320 people present in the building.

The following people received the medal star of Nu Tanesi:

Supervisor of the environmental corps and security of the treasury dept.,Carlos Castro. José Francisco Zeceña of the National Fire Dept., Jorge Alberto Meléndez, of Red Cross; Elvis Alexis Morales Rodas, Of Green Cross and veteran Comando Luis Adalberto Canales Colato.

Medals of Valor were also given to Salvadoran Airforce pilots Hector Rafael Marroquín Chacón, Sidney Ernesto Marenco Ardón, Robinson Salvador Cubias González, Luis Alfonso Amaya Medrano aircraft specialist Saúl Moisés Flores Cruz for their bravery, courage and professionalism while evacuating two employees from the roof. The Salvadoran government also donated 35,000 dollars to the Red Cross, Green Cross and Comandos to help each institution and their mission to offer EMS services throughout the country.

El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén awarding Comandos Executive Director, Roberto Cruz.

Salvador Sánchez Cerén placing an award on the coat of arms flag of Comandos de Salvamento.

 The president placing a star medal  “Nu Tanesi”  on Luis Adalberto Canales Colato.

Medallas Estrella “Nu Tanesi” otorgadas a los héroes.