Every year Comandos de Salvamento recognizes not only its thousands of members volunteer base, but also fellow institutions and individuals that contribute to the Comandos Mission Statement of helping the community. Our EMS responders seek to help others in a country where violence is the main meal of the day and is the norm.
Certificates were handed out to new volunteers that recently passed the Pre-Hospital Care and High Angke Rescue Workshops. They are now formal members of Comandos de Salvamento. Film makers, journalists, supportive business companies were also given formal recognition and honors.
57 años al servicio de la gente, felicidades Carlos Fuentes y todos los que hacen posible el trabajo para rescatar a las personas que se encuentran en riesgo. Francisco Campos Comandos De Salvamento Base Central
With their faith in God and the courage of a typical Comando this morning, a small contingent from our main base left this morning to Mexico City to join in on Search and Rescue/Recovery efforts already underway for the last 24 hours when the earthquake hit Tuesday September 19th.
Comando Veterans included Roberto Campos, Jhonny Edgar Ramos, Carlos Vásquez, Roberto Márquez, Josué Najarro and Edwin Portal. One by one they gathered their belongings and said goodbye to their families. One of their children wrote a message on a prominent social networking site, “We will pray that you return dad, you are an example to follow by dedicating your life to save others, I love you and await your return.”
This Wednesday afternoon, a second group of Comando volunteers will be sent to Mexico to help in recovery efforts.
El Salvador’s USAR team which is composed of members from Comandos de Salvamento are heading to Mexico City in collaboration with other groups in order to help the public that were affected by two earthquakes.
These young volunteers have been specifically trained in the search, rescue and recovery operations and will be dispatched in a few hours in order to help our Mexican brothers and sisters that have been affected by three earthquakes within the span of one month. More than 100 have been killed or disappeared.