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Hostile Environment Awareness Training for Humanitarian Organizations (HEAT) Course
Hostile Environment Awareness Training for Humanitarian Organizations (HEAT) Training.
The nature of civilian crisis interventions often requires staff to operate in unstable and insecure environments so the need for Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT). Even though an armed conflict may have not yet occurred or hostilities have ceased, there may be periods of unrest caused by uncontrolled elements making use of the current unstable situation in the host country or the settlement of the
conflict. In many countries, risks for the personal safety of mission members may also include organized crime, theft,
assault and hostage taking. Therefore, certain patterns of security awareness and behavior must be part of the toolbox
of each project staff.
The training endeavors to provide comprehensive coverage of the relevant issues in this area and is designed to put
participants in stressful situations, preparing them for worst-case scenarios. Essential classroom theory is
complemented by simulations of real-life situations.
ü Threat Assessment, Task Planning & Mitigation (tailored)
ü Personal Security & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
ü Information Security
ü Cultural Awareness & Gender Specific Considerations (tailored)
ü Conflict Management
ü PTES and PTSD:
ü Staying Alive in Captivity (tailored)
ü UXO (unexploded ordnance) and IEDs (improvised explosive devices):
ü Medical Training (to include RTCs, ballistic injuries, basic life support and health & hygiene) (tailored)
ü Weapons Recognition & Familiarization:
ü Travel Planning & Journey Management Principles (including vehicle safety, convoys and vehicle recovery)