HEAT - TRAINING
What is HEAT?
Kidnappings. Bombings. Violent crime. On the frontlines, aid workers and other expats face many dangers. To protect themselves and the people they serve, they must be able to navigate difficult circumstances.
PowerPoints and regular trainings just don’t work, because they don’t store these types of skills in the part of the brain that is active during high-stress events. Hostile Environment Awareness training (HEAT) is a form of high fidelity stress exposure training that combines theory with high-stress and highly realistic simulation training. This is a well-researched concept in the field of psychology that is commonly used to train people working in high stress environments, like airline pilots and first responders, business people.
Basic first aid and psychological first aid
Personal safety and security
Safety and security mindset
Capture and captivity
Behaviour under fire
Threats in the field
Basic negotiations skills
Understanding how to build individual situational awareness in high risk environments
Unexploded ordnance (UXO) and improvised explosive devices (IED) threats