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.
Comandos de Salvamento is a public agency that for more than 50 years has offered EMS and Community Health services via there main base and 32 other affiliated groups. The Mayor of Nejapa has decided to help the Nejapa Comandos base with a donation of 200 dollars that will go directly for ambulance gas. CDS Nejapa spends around a thousand dollars a month for gas doing local emergency runs within the Nejapa and Northern San Salvador area.
This will also help Comandos in Nejapa who will be very busy during semana santa while millions of Salvadorans take a week long vacation throughout the country.
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.
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.
Another accident involved an extrication of a female and Jaws of Life was utilized.
About 7 members of the National Civilian Police have resulted injured due to an gunfight altercation in the Colonia San Patricio in Southern San Salvador. For now all we know is that a male officer has lost his life and a female officer has been transported to the ED at Seguro Social Hospital.
CDS dispatched more than 5 ambulances and more than 20 first responders to the scene to evacuate the injured officials.
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.
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.
Comandos de Salvamento reinauguro la seccional del Cantón Zapotitán, en el Municipio de Ciudad Arce, después de haber permanecido cerrada por menos de dos meses. Today a celebration took place to inaugurate a new Comandos base in The Municipality of Ciudad Arce. 15 new volunteers were present and the base will begin to open new doors to help with the local community in their efforts to offer pre hospital care and EMS transport to surrounding care facilities. The team was provided with an ambulance and will be helping those in poverty and of little resources.