3 Day HEFAT - Hostile Environment First Aid Training

Hostile Environment First Aid Training prepares organisations and personnel to work in medium to high risk environments whilst understanding risk analysis on a deeper level in order to mitigare risk.

Duration: 3 day Cost: £850 Per Person Location: Muiry Hill Farm Book Now


 3-day HEFAT - Hostile Environment First Aid Training For travel to medium & high risk areas 

This course focuses on travel safety, remote first aid, situational awareness, threat management and modules specific to travel in areas classed as medium to high risk. HEFAT includes a one-day Qualsafe Awards First Aid certification – with added focus on remote first aid and trauma awareness.  

Through immersive scenario training learners practice how to react when faced with distressing and stressful situations. Where do you position yourself under fire if you are exiting a vehicle? How do you deal with illegal checkpoints? What risk assessments and SOPs can you and your team put in place prior to departure to improve your safety? How do i move a casualty to safety in dense forest without a stretcher? These are all covered in our course modules.  

"We slow down situations by replaying training scenarios to develop robust coping mechanisms and decisive decision making under pressure - we'd rather learners make mistakes with us during simulations, than out in the field".  Mike Hope, Lead HEAT instructor for Soteria Risk Training. 

Our Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) courses are bespoke, designed by specialists in the hostile theatre, for those working in the world's most challenging environments.

We work with NGO's, universities, media outlets and governement organisations to help them accomplish their missions as safely and effectively as possible. Organisations have a duty of care to their personnel and we help them achieve that with quality training, in an empowering and enthused environment.  

We can deliver the course with you but this course suits our rural, privately owned Dumfries training centre where we utilise our rugged surrounding environments to recreate scenarios and put learners in the heart of the action. 

Why train with Soteria? 
  • Diverse training grounds at our highly adaptable residential centre.
  • Onsite accommodation and food packages. 
  • Our training personnel have both decades of military intelligence and operational management experience coupled with public service sector work such as British Police and Ambulance Service Operations.
  • A more personal and learner centred approach to training.
  • Ongoing support and quality assurance.
  • 40% practicle and 60% scenario training.
  • Learners receive a hard copy and soft copy of course manual.  
  • Learners and organisations will get pre-deployment risk analysis handouts and risk assessment templates - these are to guide and inform only.

Learners must be over 18 to take this course. This is an active scenario based course, so please ensure that you are physically able to participate.  A good command of the English Language, both written and spoken is necessary. 

Just some of our course content - not exhaustive
  • Personnel deployed to hostile environments\
  • Awareness of threats, associated risks and personal security
  • Risk management processes and guidance
  • Travel security, security procedures for vehicle travel, accommodation security
  • Management of threats related to gatherings, protests, demonstrations, riots and civil unrest.
  • Conflict management
  • Risk Assesment
  • Cultural Awareness 
  • Weapons, mines, improvised explosive devices (IED’s), and unexploded ordinance (UXO’s).
  • Kidnapping, hostage taking and hostage survival.
  • Situational training exercise (STX).
  • Minefields, UXO’s, IED’s.
  • Hostage survival.
  • Team under attack.
  • Medical training: Health maintenance on deployment.
  • QA First Aid Certification
  • Orientation and communications.
  • Map reading and GPS Navigation.
  • Means of communications and communication procedures.
  • Night navigation excercise and scenarios (where required)


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3 Day HEFAT - Hostile Environment First Aid Training

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