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Recently, Comandos de Salvamento taught more than 100 children and youth from the Vista Lago Elementary school basic first aid and disaster preparedness. The course is part of a larger program for vulnerability reduction within the metropolitan area of San Salvador.
During the two day course, an earthquake drill was also executed to obtain a baseline understanding of the current training of teachers and school staff. The training fills a gap for patient care since the school is in a difficult area of the city in which it is difficult for EMS ambulances to arrive in a timely fashion. Upon finishing the course, Comandos donated a basic first aid kit, a rigid backboard, and other basic EMS equipment to the children and staff. Comandos thanks good friend Devin Price, paramedic in San Diego for the backboard donation. Fotos: CDS