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Marko Hoffman ha sido colaborador y un representante internacional de Comandos de Salvamento desde 1996.

ACCIDENTS CONTINUE TO RISE

Speeding, distracted driving and not abiding by traffic signs have caused an increase in MVAs throughout the country. The main locations have been along the Panamerican, Troncal del Norte, and the Gold highways within and outside San Salvador.

At 6am today a bus collided with a semi truck on the Quetzaltepeque highway north of San Salvador. This resulted in 7 injured patients  who were transported to the nearby hospitals.

Bus collision at 5:45 am.

Along the Alameda Juan Pablo II and la 20ª. Avenida Norte a motorcyclist hit a geriatric female who was stabilized in scene then transported.

CDS Apopa also dispatched a team to attend to another bus accident that crashed at high speed resulting in various injured and thankfully no DOAs. All patients were stable and transported to higher level of care .

At Cantón Zapotitán, caserío El Güineo, in El Congo, a driver of a Agriculture government vehicle lost control going over the edge of the highway .  Three occupants were supported with basic life support.

Socorristas de Comandos de Salvamento atienen a víctimas del accidente en Zapotitán.
Patients supported on scene at Troncal del Norte.

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS INCREASE FOR 2021

Comandos de Antigua Cuscatlán attend an accident at Bulevar Luis Poma.

During the month of January 2021, CDS attended many tragic traffic accidents throughout the country. On average CDS attended to an average of five per day.  The National Transit Authority has reported more than five accidents involving motorcycles during the first five days of January.

This last Thursday morning, the Antiguo Cuscatlán CDS base dispatched a team to respond to an accident at el Blvd. Luis Poma where a car had crashed into another vehicle and then hit an electrical pole resulting in two injured. The patients were stabilized and transported to San Rafael Hospital in Santa Tecla.

Only hours later at km marker 2.5 along the Comalapa highway, a 27yo motorcyclist presented with shoulder and lower extremity injuries after being affected by a hit and run. Said patient was secured and transported to higher level of care at the nearest Social Security Hospital.

 

 

That same early morning along the Apopa highway towards Nejapa, two motorcycles got into a head on collision involving a 43yo male presenting with a fractured lower right leg and a 21yo male presenting with a clavícula and lower extremity trauma. Both were stabilized on scene and transported to higher level of care.

First Responders attend to one patient of the two motorcycle head on collision.

Also, in the interior part of the country, CDS of Berlín assisted a 23yo female who presented with pelvic trauma after colliding with another vehicle in the Dept. of Usulután.

EXPLOSION AT SANTA ANA MARKET

Around 14 were injured in the explosion.

Comandos de Salvamento of Santa Ana responded to an explosion caused by a propane tank at a local restaurant in the Santa Ana Market.

Hecho ocurrió esta mañana en el Mercado Municipal de Santa Ana, en la hora que decenas de personas realizaban sus compras para el mediodía, cuando se escuchó la detonación que voló techos y láminas de algunos puestos cercanos. The explosion blew the roof off other smaller businesses that were close. Many from the market fled  out of panic asking others to help with the injured.

Other EMS teams and the local Fire Dept. arrived on scene while the Comandos triaged the injury and transported most to the San Juan de Dios Hospital.

MEALS FOR THE HOMELESS

Empresas DelyComida SV y Comandos de Salvamento de El Salvador handing out food to the homeless.

CDS not only responded to emergencies on December 31st and early morning of January 1, 2021. CDS also collaborated with DelyComida SV Company, who opened their hearts to present an exquisite dinner to homeless people in the vicinity of Parque Libertad in San Salvador.

Inside an ambulance, the Rescue Commandos transported containers of food for about a hundred people who do not have a roof to sleep under and whose nightly refuge is under the portals of La Dalia in Parque Libertad.

Women with children in their arms, the elderly and young people obtained an excellent New Year’s Eve dinner that was financed by the DelyComida SV Company who made available part of their time and products that were shared with those in need.

The people who benefited from the food thanked the representatives of DelyComida SV and CDS for the noble gesture that made them enjoy a good farewell meal of the year.

100 meals were given away.

TRAGEDY IN NEJAPA/RECOVERY IN PROCESS

Landslide in Nejapa. A Mass Casualty Incident.

Since this last Thursday night, more than 100 of our volunteers have been currently recovering victims from a landslide that covered homes in Nejapa north of San Salvador in the  neighborhoods of Los Angelitos 1 and 2 . 9 bodies have so far been recovered  of around 30 that are missing.  We are working side by side with family members, Red Cross, National Firefighters in coordination with the National Response Emergency System .

Families affected have been sheltered in the polideportivo and also local churches .  Donations acquired by CDS are being coordinated by our staff in order to bring clothes, food, and disposable diapers for babies.

Comandos will continue over the next days to continue searching for the missing.

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