Posts Tagged “Natural Disasters”
Veteran CDS Volunter Carlos Fuente was sent from the Central Base to Jiquilisqo Bajo Lempa to teach swift water rescue techniques to 20 delegate members of San Marcos and Bajo Lempa. Every fall, dams release built up water levels flooding communities below them.
International Representative Mark Hoffman is looking for donations for Rescue Throw bags wether new or used. Please contact him at marco @ salvamento.org if you or your organization would like to collaborate.training, Natural Disasters
Filmed June 9 2012Tags: Natural Disasters
From the 7th to the 11th of May, Comandos de Salvamento participated in an international conferrence at the Sheraton hotel on Disaster Management. Many state agencies participated including The Salvadoran Army, Airforce, Civil Protection, Red and Green Cross, National Firefighters and Police, Department of Health, and the Ministry of International Relations. Other groups included the U.S. Army, FEMA, and Firefighters and Police from Conway New Hampshire. All parties exchanged information on their own protocols and incident command organization including the GIS, Geography Information System. Everyone had the opportunity to educate others on the mission and history of the role their agencies have during natural disasters.
CDS then invited representatives from each U.S. agency to the main base in San Salvador in order to meet our team and take a tour. Videos and presentations were given in order to exchange knowledge. Army members of Southern Command and the Conway Fire Dept were showed first hand how EMS and Rescue services are rendered even though the CDS has scarce economic support. CDS are thankful to have welcomed all reps to our humble headquarters in San Salvador and look forward to possible future collaborations.
Comandos de Salvamento is coordinating preparation efforts with our delegation bases throughout the country and National Civilian Defense.Tags: Natural Disasters
Please donate via PayPal if you are outside of El Salvador or directly to our Central Base in San Salvador. Foto: Oscar ItahetaTags: Natural Disasters
19 10 2011
Some 800 female employees from the American Park zona franca Clothing production company were evacuated due to threats of two flooding rivers in the area. The company is located in Ciudad Arce, Santa Ana. The Comandos, Red Cross, and the National Civilian Police transported the workers to a safe area where they could catch public transport to their homes. Fotos CDS/ Mario Melendez.
Comandos, along with other rescue agencies also evacuated the communities surrounding the area of comasagua due to flooding.Tags: EMS Friends, Natural Disasters
On Sunday October 16th 2011, Comandos de Salvamento joined forces with Radio Corporación FM employees to hand out donated clothing, food and water at emergency shelter Centro Escolar Profesora Evangelina Alvarez in the neighborhood San Juan de Dios in the town of Olocuilta . Since radio continues to be the most efficient means of communicating rapid grassroots mobilization in El Salvador, Radio FM’s listening audience donated much needed supplies for displaced families caused by the recent tropical rain storm that has drenched El Salvador over the last few weeks. Foto: Comandos de Salvamento/Mario Martines Comandos de SalvamentoTags: Community Support, Natural Disasters
16 10 2011
Tags: Community Support, Natural Disasters, Rescue Ops
Tags: EMS Friends, Natural Disasters, Vehicular Extrication
The tenth victim of a recent tropical storm in El Salvador was recently recovered by CDS. 67yo Victorina Miranda expired when her home was destroyed by a falling tree this last Saturday October 15th 2011. The home was located in the Community of Don Bosco near the Eastern Bus Terminal in San Salvador. After liberating and securing her body, Victorina was handed over to her family for a Christian burial. Fotos: CDSTags: Natural Disasters, Rescue Ops
EMS Rescue crews from CDS have been actively pursuing rescue operations in Puerto Parada, department of Usulután in order to evacuate those affected from torrential rainfall and flooding. CDS remains present and ever vigilent throughout the zone to accompany families that have had to flee their flooded homes and offer first aid and psychosocial support services. Foto: CDS.Tags: Community Support, Natural Disasters
CDS Volunteer EMS teams handed out food to people in shelters at the National institute of Ayutuxtepeque, and three others in the community. Dinner served included hot tamales and sweet bread donated by veteran Comando Manuel Guzman, of the Angelic Church of God of 5th of November in San Salvador. The Comandos work hand in hand with the civil defense government in “Ayuxtu” in order to attend to the needs of Salvadorans who are currently internally displaced due to flooding. Fotos: Mario MartinezTags: Community Support, Natural Disasters, Natural Disasters
15 10 2011
More than 500 plates of hot food were recieved by Salvadorans in the Bajo Lempa Communities of Zamorano and El Mario. The food was prepared and donated by the Señora cooks of the San Miguelito Market in San Salvador. Every year during the rainy season, these humble business owners take it upon themselves to organize a massive cookoff to help flood victims wherever they might be sheltered. The Comandos de Salvamento accompanies distribution of these prized plates of hot rice, beans, carne asada and tortillas. The institution also acts as a cultural mediator for those business leaders who want to express their solidarity by going to distribute the food themselves. The cooks also donated a piñata to meet the mental health needs of affected children so that they can have a sense of joy while placed in storm shelters. Foto: CDSTags: Community Support, Natural Disasters, Natural Disasters
This last Wednesday morning, EMS Rescue Members from Comandos de Salvamento rescued an unidentified male who was trapped inside his truck after a giant tree fell in the town of Nejapa north of San Salvador. Strong rains have damaged trees, caused rivers and streams to flood into peoples homes causing numerous hardships. National Civilian Defense has maintained A Yellow alert risk level throughout the whole country and some zones have been risen to Orange status. Foto: CDSNatural Disasters