Comandos de Salvamento attended to various emergencies this last Christmas eve that resulted in numerous patients that had to be transferred to higher level of care.
One of the worst accidents attended was along the autopista towards Comalapa when a bus and 18 wheeler crashed leaving 2 DOAs and 5 injured. Meanwhile on the Panamerican highway 2 more people lost their lives during a large MVA and 20 were injured. This involved three separate vehicles involved and one went over a cliff of over 25 meters near Apastepeque in San Vicente. The injured report that they were returning from Rio Sumpul in Chalatenango.
On the highway of Planes de Renderos, a microbus lost control leaving 1 DOA and many injured. The victim was 22yo Griselda Raquel Vasquez. The others injured were immediately transported to Rosales Hospital.
Between December 24th and the 25th of 2017, there were more than 140 MVAs reported to EMS authorities.
MVAs continue to increase this month and this last Friday there was a Multi Casualty Incident that involved 10 people with various levels of injuries. A semi truck traveling near the Gloria residence at the Integracion overpass ran into 6 other vehicles at high speed.
La noche del viernes un aparatoso accidente dejó cerca de diez personas con serias lesiones, cuando un camión sufrió desperfectos mecánicos cuando transitaba sobre la carretera que de la residencial La Gloria lleva al Redondel Integración, llevándose 6 automotores más.
The following patients were attended to: Daniela Elizabeth Quintanilla, de 19, Keny Josué Morales, de 26, Héctor Rodolfo Guerrero, de 19, Edwin Ricardo Mendoza, de 20, Blanca García, de 9, José García, de , Marlene Elizabeth, de 30 and Yeanka Alejandra, de 9. All were transported to Hospital Zacamil.
Two DOAs were supported this Monday night at Blvd Federal de Alemania y la Calle los Naranjos in San Salvador. The Accident involved 8 other survivors in the same vehicle that crashed into an electrical pole.
DOAs were 21yo Javier Rosales, and 18yo Ulises Alvarado. The injured were Jefferson Edenilson Ruiz, Bryan José Alberto Ruiz, Josué Isaías Contreras, Andrés Alexis Segura, Yaneth Segura. They were all transported to Hospital Rosales and Benjamín Bloom.
Other patients like Godofredo Ayala, Consuelo Josefina, Emely Rosales y Henry Hernández, were attended to at the scene of the accident.
Socorristas de Comandos de Salvamento y sus miembros de la Unidad de Rescate se desplazaron al kilómetro 39 sobre la carretera Troncal del Norte en la jurisdicción de El Paisnal, donde una persona perdió la vida en un accidente de tránsito.
The CDS rescue and extrication squad was dispatched to KM 39 near Troncal del Norte in El Paisnal where a person lost their life due to an MVA.
The tractor involved rolled over due to mechanical failures on the front end.
The victim was identified as José Geovanni Hidalgo, and another injured was 44yo Edenilson Montufa Palacios.
EMS staff from CDS rescued 50yo Mario Antonio Ramirez after he was buried under a wall that he was working on when it fell apart. The incident happened at la 23ª. Avenida Norte and cross street la Alameda Juan Pablo II en San Salvador. The patient was immediately packaged and transported to Rosales Hospital.
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.
Comandos de Salvamento were dispatched to a newborn left in a cardboard box along the Blvd Orden de Malta, in the Urbanización Santa Elena, municipio of Antiguo Cuscatlán, Departament of La Libertad.
People overheard the infants cries and then notified the police and CDS who arrived shortly after to verify it was of good health. The baby was not even 24 hrs old. After medical personnel from the U.S. Embassy assured the infant was stable, it was turned over to the Unidad de la familia dept of the National Civilian Police.