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Miyamoto International is thrilled to be the implementing partner of USAID/OFDA programs in Latin America that train first responders, engineers, contractors, disaster planning officials and others IN ADVANCE of damaging earthquakes, hurricanes, cyclones and other natural disasters. Building resiliency and being trained and prepared is always better than doing nothing and responding after a disaster. USAID - US Agency for International DevelopmentGRUPO USAR EL SALVADOR CONCLUYE PROCESO NACIONAL DE ACREDITACIÓN COMO GRUPO DE BÚSQUEDA Y RESCATE MEDIANO

Un total de 108 elementos que conforman el Grupo USAR El Salvador (Urban Search and Rescue) culminaron su proceso de acreditación nacional, entregada a través de la Comisión Nacional de Protección Civil, Prevención y Mitigación de Desastres.

El proceso conto con apoyo de USAID-OFDA, que por medio del Programa PREPARE II San Salvador ejecutado por Miyamoto International, apoyo en el proceso de acreditación por medio de la facilitación y asistencia en las pruebas físicas, medicas y psicológicas, la realización de cursos de formación requeridos como requisitos para ser acreditados, dotando equipos para el uso del Sistema SISUSAR y la obtención de equipos de búsqueda y rescate urbano. Ocurrió el 16 de Abril de 2019.

Las instituciones que conforman el Grupo USAR El Salvador son: Cruz Verde Salvadoreña, Comandos de Salvamento, Cruz Roja Salvadoreña, Cuerpo de Bomberos, Policía Nacional Civil (PNC) y el Fondo Solidario para la Salud (FOSALUD); de este grupo se resalta la participación de 6 mujeres profesionales de la salud en ramas de traumatología, cuidados intensivos y otras especialidades médicas.

Las operaciones USAR comprenden la ubicación, estabilización y extracción de personas atrapadas en espacios confinados o bajo escombros, debido al colapso de estructuras de gran escala, originado por desastres como terremotos, deslizamientos de tierra, accidentes entre otros.
Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance Grupo USAR El Salvador #GovSV Cruz Verde Salvadoreña
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Miyamoto International is thrilled to be the implementing partner of USAID/OFDA programs in Latin America that train first responders, engineers, contractors, disaster planning officials and others IN ADVANCE of damaging earthquakes, hurricanes, cyclones and other natural disasters. Building resiliency and being trained and prepared is always better than doing nothing and responding after a disaster. USAID - US Agency for International Development
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Love watching these dampers being tested! These devices save lives! t.co/ocljIJVd14

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@SafdieRabines We loved having you as part of our Great Minds series. You were a great presenter! Thanks!

  • There are dangerous buildings everywhere on earth. Unless we speak out and build better, we will see many more of  these tragedies in our lifetimes. – Kit Miyamoto

  • Yeah… Save people. Protect people. Teach; it is your mission … Never stop moving to the end of the world to do the best things. – Facebook Follower

  • This building can withstand an unlimited number of earthquakes. That’s the difference… In the event of a major earthquake, this airport will be the center of emergency response for Southern California. – Dan Feger, Executive Director, Bob Hope Airport

  • Miyamoto, they bring all the expertise, taking into account the seismic area that we are in. – Richard T. Hale III, The Hale Corp.

  • They can be counted upon for creative solutions that balance risk from the perspective of a principal. We value their work with the highest regard. – Kipp Blewett, Rubicon Partners

  • After talking to Miyamoto, we decided to do a complete retrofitting of the structure as well as an expansion. An earthquake by itself is not a fatality. It is how you build that makes the difference. – Richard Buteau, Karibe Hotel Owner

  • As structural engineers, we have a responsibility to prevent these disasters. – Kit Miyamoto

  • It is nice to see the proactive approach you and your team have undertaken for Nepal earthquake… I still remember one of your slides, which says, ‘There is a cost for doing nothing.’ – Tamorish Kole, Society for Emergency Medicine, India