Be prepared for travelling and working in high & extreme risk areas!
When you are being deployed and work in high and extreme risk areas, your personal safety and security is vital. You want to focus on the mission and therefore you need the skills to operate safely in these areas. The Advanced HEAT Course (Hostile Environment Awareness Training) will give you a rational attitude and self-confidence, thus increasing your personal and professional effectiveness in the field.
Why choose an Advanced HEAT Course?
Safe learning environment
A safe learning environment is maintained at all times during the course. There are more than 10 different trainers and actors involved in this course. There are always professionals present for supervision and to offer advice. If you need extra personal guidance, before, during or after the course, we have the professionals and time to accommodate this.
Submersed in a scenario of hyper-realistic simulations
The course methods are based on role playing, hyper-realistic simulations and a continuous storyline. You will be submersed in a scenario for four days. The course is situated in a professional exercise centre. Theory and practical learning are combined with situation updates that will require action from your team. You will travel to several locations and will be confronted with ethical dilemmas, hostile situations and constant pressure due to insecurity.
Your own medical kit and instruction cards
During the course you will receive a medical emergency kit (value € 99,-) to take along on your next missions. The content of the kit is specially selected for remote areas without nearby proper medical facilities. You will also receive instruction cards. On these waterproof and compact information cards you will find the summary of the most important modules of the HEAT course.
Content & subjects:
Security & Situational Awareness
Field Security Plans
Risk Assessment & Mitigation
Gender Specific Risks
Personal Risk Profile
Hibernation/ Relocation/ Evacuation
Communication Skills (in the field)
Radio & Satellite Phone
Basic Land Navigation
Map, Compass & GPS Reading
Convoy Travel Security
Medical Accident Control
Life Saving Skills in Remote Areas
Dealing with Aggression
Personal Survival and Mental Welfare
Hostage Prevention & Survival
Field Safety Skills
Checkpoints & Road Blocks
Active Shooting, Ambushes and Carjacking
Ammunition and Weapon Awareness
Simulations and Field Exercises
For whom: Staff working and/or travelling in high and extreme risk areas.
Language: English (incompany also in French and Dutch)
Duration: 5 days, including 4 evening programme (44 hours)
Breakdown of time: 30% theory, 30% practice, 40% simulations
Group size: maximum 14 (during simulations maximum of 7)
Location: Soesterberg, The Netherlands
Dietary wishes: vegetarian/vegan/halal/other
Free E-Learning: Yes (after 1 year)
Costs: € 3.450,- (including all course materials, 4 nights accommodation and food & beverage)