Category Archives: Education

CDS community education and awareness efforts.

1st National Extrication Course

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Comandos de Salvamento along with help from and Glasswing International sponsored a 2 day course on Vehicular Extrication at Ilopango Airport December 7th and 8th. Groups represented were The Green Cross, the UMO branch of the National Civilian Police, Bomberos Nacionales, and Comandos de Salvamento. Over 80 students learned how to size up a motor vehicle accident, and safely use electrical, hydraulic, and manual tools to help save lives. Comandos personally thanks Hi-lift, AJAX, Ringers, and HURST, for creating great and dependable equipment used in the course and also used every night after each class to do real extrications. The Puyallup Extrication Team sent 6 of their top instructors for the Workshop. Present were, President Jeff Pugh, and instructors, Ryan Taylor, Andrew Krasner, Charlie Kemp, Gus Alcala and Anthony John. PXTEAM donated an AJAX Neumatic Air chisel, some sawzaw blades, Comandos thanks Mark Hoffman of Salvamed and Nick Fling and Celina de Sola of Glasswing International for making this big project a success. Mark was also able to get the Urban Rescue Squad another Medium First Responder Jack from Hi-Lift which was recently used to lift a car off of two motorcycles.

More fotos of individual graduates of the workshop receiving diplomas from PXTEAM President Jeff Pugh located on our flickr site.

Basic High Angle Course

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Photo Credit to Alex Torres, Delegate from CDS Base Nejapa

Students from the basic High Angle Rescue Course taught by instructors from the Base Central and sponsored by Glasswing International recently participated in final day practical exams at Alcelhuate bridge and the devils door above San Salvador. Each participant passed the course learning such skills as carried weight drop, free fall, knots, and anchor systems.

El Salvador’s First EMT-B Class Graduates

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24 Comandos de Salvamento Volunteers graduated today as EMT-Bs sponsored and acredited by SouthWestern College of San Diego and taught by Paramedic Devin Price. The class was taught in three parts when north american paramedics traveled to El Salvador in 2012. The course was sponsored by Southwestern College and Devin Price. Norwegian People’s Aid, who has assisted Comandos since 1984, also helped out with logistics. Fotos: CDS.


Simpson Najarro y Kathy Mejia, Comandos Orgullos y ahora TEM-B certificados tras la USA.

More Fotos Here.