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Scene of an injured motorcyclist.

Friday night gave us quite a few EMS runs to attend to Motor Vehicle Accidents spread out across San Salvador.

Along the 10ª. Avenida Norte y la 29ª. Calle Oriente, a young 22yo Isaí Salomón Batres knocked off his bike and luckily with a helmet on only suffered minor injuries and was attended on scene by our EMTs.

A four year old is brought to Childrens Bloom Hospital.

Minutos después sobre la 10ª. Avenida Norte y la 11ª. Calle Oriente una ambulancia del Hospital Nacional de San Francisco Gotera, Morazán, colisionó contra un vehículo de alquiler, dejando al menos cinco personas lesionadas entre ellos ambos conductores.

Only minutes after, an ambulance from the National hospital in San Francisco Gotera Morazan crashed into another car causing at least 5 injured including a 4 year old boy.

Shortly after that along the Troncal del Norte highway near KM marker 10, a male was DOA due to being ran over.

Ambulance vs Taxi was only one of the scenes attended to this Friday night.


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Comandos de Salvamento first responders in action.

An MVA caused by a truck losing control caused many injuries on the main street, “called a Mariona” in front of the local jail Penal la Esperanza recently.

Some of the patients CDS transferred to higher level of care: José Anderson Flores, 5; Ashly Verenice Flores, 2 months old,  Blanca Estala García, de 27 años; José Santos Flores, de 30 y Carlos Antonio Rauda, de 53.

Many of our ambulances were dispatched to attend this Mass Casualty Incident. Many of the those affected were local street sellers that had businesses on the side of the street.

An EMT attends to one of the local sellers affected.


An MVA involving public transport causes 10 injured

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Socorristas de Comandos de Salvamento auxilian a una de las lesionadas.
Microbús de la ruta 109 se estrelló contra un poste del tendido eléctrico.

Around 10 civilians were injured during a collective motor vehicle accident involving routed 109 and 113 . EMS from Comandos de Salvamento used four ambulances to transport the patients

Cerca de 10 lesionados deja el accidente.
La zona dejó sin energía varios sectores.
Los lesionados fueron ingresados a los centros asistenciales.
Tres de los lesionados fueron ingresados a la Clínica de Emergencia de Comandos de Salvamento.
Una paramédico de Comandos de Salvamento auxilia a una mujer lesionada.
4 ambulancias de Comandos de Salvamento intervinieron en el percance.

Comandos de Salvamento and Airforce Ready for Semana Santa!

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EMS pratical emergency simulation.

Con el objetivo de medir la capacidad de respuesta de los jóvenes socorristas y rescatistas de Comandos de Salvamento realizó un simulacro sobre la carretera Panamericana sobre el kilómetro 28 a la altura del desvío de San Juan Opico. A simulated accident took place so that Comandos de Salvamento and the FAS, Salvadoran Airforce could show and practice their skills before Holy Week.

An extrication was planned and they exercised practical knowledge of extrications and on scene first aid. This April 1st their skills will be put to the test since many accidents happen during Holy Week and CDS work will be documented under hashtag #yorespondo2018.

Más de 2 mil voluntarios prestarán auxilio a los turistas nacionales y extranjeros.
La capacidad de respuesta ha sido superada por los socorristas
Fuerza Aérea y Comandos de Salvamento unen esfuerzos para el auxilio de víctimas en accidentes graves.
Los conocimientos de atención son parte importante en los percances viales.
Comandos de Salvamentos listos para las vacaciones de Semana Santa.

DOA Father and Son

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AFather and Son passed away in an MVA along the Panamerican Highway above San Pedro Perulapán

Socorristas de Comandos de Salvamento, atienden accidente de tránsito que se registró esta mañana sobre la Carretera Panamericana a la altura del kilómetro 26 en las cercanías de San Pedro Perulapán, en el Departamento de Cuscatlán.

EMS from CDS attended an MVA along the Panamerican Highway at KM 26 near San Pedro Perulapan. A car with plates 549-265 was driven by 28 year old Francis Rigoberto Quezada when he lost control and crashed into the base of a tree. He and his year and a half old son Sebastian Alexander Torres, passed away while at the Cojutepeque national hospital due to traumatic injuries sustained.


The Comandos de Salvamento Urban rescue squad arrived along with national firefighters to recover and extricate Francis who was legally identified by medicina legal forensics present.

Conductor perdió el control del auto estrellándose contra árbol.
Francis Rigoberto Quezada, de 28 años y su hijo mueren en aparatoso accidente.
El menor fue ingresado al Hospital Nacional de Cojutepeque donde falleció a causa de los múltiples traumas.

More MVAs

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6 people injured in this motor vehicle accident.

Comandos de Salvamento ingreso a los lesionados.

CDS responded to a 6 patient MVA , and packaged and transported the patients to higher level of care. Injuries were various and complicated but all were stable. They were transported to Hospital Rosales.

Las víctimas del vuelco fueron llevadas al Hospital Rosales.

Another accident involved an extrication of a female and Jaws of Life was utilized.

Los automotores colisionaron sobre el Bulevar Venezuela dejando una persona atrapada.
La mujer fue auxiliada por los Comandos de Salvamento.
Después de su liberación fue ingresada a un centro asistencial.

Another MVA

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Attending EMS providers in the back of the ambulance.

2 people were injured during an MVA that took place along the highway to the international airport at the overpass of Santo Tomas. EMS providers intervened to assist the injured and transported them to local hospitals after rescuing them from their car that had fallen over a small embankment.


The injured reported, “imperfect mechanical problems,” as the cause of the accident.

El automotor cayó a una pequeña barranca

2 Youth Recovered

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SAR members recover one of the youth.

Search and Recovery element team members of Comandos de Salvamento were present to recover two youths where they were sighted after having been disappeared and murdered by an ex military veteran. They were recovered near La Lima, El Faro village in the Department of La Libertad.

The recovered youth will be transported to medicinal legal, forensics in San Salvador.