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Christmas 2017 MVA Emergencies Persist

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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. 

Las víctimas venían de una excursión en Rio Sumpul.
Dos personas perdieron la vida en accidente en Apastepeque.

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. 

Más de 140 accidentes se registraron desde el pasado 23 de diciembre al 25.
Medicina Legal llego al lugar para su reconocimiento de ley.
La víctima mortal fue identificada como Griselda Raquel Vásquez, de 22 aos.
El vehículo volcoó dejando una persona fallecida y varios lesionados.

Between December 24th and the 25th of 2017, there were more than 140 MVAs reported to EMS authorities.

Los primeros accidentes de la Navidad se registran en Bulevar Venezuela a la altura del barrio La Vega.
Dos personas resultaron lesionadas una fue llevada a un centro asistencial y la otra atendida en el lugar del accidente.

 

 

 

Heavy MVA at Reondel Integración

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Members of the infamous Comandos extrication squad extricating and recovering 20yo Diego Morales. .

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.

Por varios minutos voluntarios de Comandos de Salvamento de la Unidad de Rescate batallaron para liberar al conductor del camión.
La utilización de equipo hidráulico fue necesario para auxiliar a las víctimas.
Cerca de 10 personas resultaron lesionadas en el aparatoso accidente.

Two DOAs from Tragic Accident

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Automotor colisionó contra poste del tendido eléctrico dos personas fallecieron.

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.

Unidad de Rescate de Comandos de Salvamento auxilio a los lesionados que fueron llevados en la Unidad Médica a Hospitales.
Cerca de diez personas se conducían en el automotor.

DOA due to Tractor Accident

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José Geovanni Hidalgo, of 37 Years, expired while riding as a passenger in a large agricultural tractor.

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.

 Medicina Legal forensics arrived for identification purposes.

Buried Alive Rescue

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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.

Socorristas de Comandos de Salvamento trasladan a Mario Antonio Ramírez, de 50 años.

 

NUEVOS RESCATISTAS EN COMANDOS DE SALVAMENTO

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Voluntarios de Comandos de Salvamento ponen en práctica su destreza

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.

 

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Executive Director of more than 30 years, Cruz, leads the pack on a long distant run throughout the city.

Mujeres demostraron su valor.

La sonrisa es ahora parte de las 7 señoritas que se graduaron como rescatistas.

Newborn Rescued

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Comandos de Salvamento rescued a newborn infant then Doctors from the American Embassy in Santa Tecla did a physical exam to assure it’s safety and positive health. 

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.

Turning the infant over to the police. .