Costa Rica

We made the news in Costa Rica! One of our field hospitals was deployed so that it could be certified as an EMT-1 (Emergency Medical Team; level 1) facility by the Pan American Health Organization. EMT-1 hospitals perform critical outpatient medical care in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.

EMT-1 duties facilities typically cover:

  • Triage, assessment, and first-aid
  • Stabilization and referral of severe trauma and non-trauma emergencies
  • Definitive care for minor trauma and non-trauma emergencies

Click the button below to watch the story. Even if you don't speak Spanish the video provides a great opportunity to see what one of our hospitals looks like fully deployed. Watch it to the end for an appearance by our team member, Jorge Ortiz!

This hospital came fully equipped from Western Shelter. Featured products in this picture include Shelter Insulation, E-Beds, and privacy curtains.

This hospital came fully equipped from Western Shelter. Featured products in this picture include Shelter Insulation, E-Beds, and privacy curtains.