Over 34,000 first responders to save Dominican lives during holidays
Santo Domingo.- The Emergency Operations Center (COE) on Monday announced its annual accident prevention effort seeks to save the lives of Dominicans during the Christmas and New Year holidays.
In a press conference COE director Juan Manuel Mendez said the operation aims to reduce the number of accidents, with 34,823 brigade members, volunteers, doctors, paramedics, police and military search and rescue specialists.
He said 130 ambulances and three helicopters have been placed at strategic points on highways and roads and 1,600 relief stations have been installed at sites he called hot spots across the country.
Mendez said the first of the two-stage operation starts 2pm December 23 and ends 6pm on the 25th, whereas the second begins 12noon Wednesday, December 30, and ends 6pm Friday January 1.
Dec 21, 2015
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