34 volunteer members were recently certified as formal members of Comandos de Salvamento and will be added to our high angle rescue team.
Practical classes were offered at the Puerta del Diablo . Seven of the 34 volunteers were female candidates who showed they were just as able to do their work as their male candidates. Congratulations and welcome to the Comandos Family.
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
Two Germans became missing Tuesday afternoon around the Chaparriastique Volcano in San Miguel. Comandos de Salvamento, National Firefighters, and other first responder groups participated in the search.
Luckily the Germans, Jens Bauer and Anika Jentner, were located and examined by our Medics to rule out any injuries or illnesses.
CDS participated again in the yearly celebrated health festival sponsored by the Salvadoran Government. Free medical consults and health education took place this time in supporting the residents of Ilopango.
Además de orientar a la población para la entrega de los medicamentos que se entregan de una forma gratuita a los pacientes. Comandos took part in showing visitors around and educating them to free health services offered. Other government agencies such as CENADE, ANDA, the Social Housing authority were other groups that offered free education services. Comandos were also present with a stand showing off their extrication and high angle rescue and recovery equipment.
The Comandos de Salvamento High Angle Rescue Unit and the Bomberos Nacionales were able to rescue a patient who fell in the Alcelhuate River after he fell walking along the Venezuela Blvd near the La Vega neighbor hood in San Salvador.
29yo Ricardo Gálvez fell 45 meters and suffered numerous injuries as a result. He was immediately secured and transported to the Social Security Hospital.
57yo Rigoberto Mollina Rugamas was rescued by the Comandos de Salvamento High Angle SAR team after falling down a steep bank in Cuscatancingo. The rescue was challenging with the litter due to the length of rope needed. The steep bank was over 100 meters in length. Due to various injuries to his upper extremities and thorax, the patient was immediately packaged and transported to higher level of care.