Centurion's 5-day hostile environments training course – HEFAT® – has been modified and the teaching approach has been tailored towards the goals and work ethics of aid agencies worldwide.
Although aid agencies do not consider their staff to be “frontline” workers, they are nevertheless often required to go into volatile areas in the immediate aftermath of hostilities or disasters. In addition, increasingly over the past few years aid agency personnel have found themselves the target of hostile actions and as a result many organisations are taking further steps to better prepare their staff for work in hostile regions by offering HEFAT® training.
The 3-day Hostile Environments and Emergency First Aid Training (HEFAT®) course for aid agency personnel includes shortened and tailored versions of subjects on the 5-day HEFAT® course.
These include radios and radio procedures, personal security and personal protection, negotiating vehicle checkpoints, vehicle safety and convoy routines, hostage abduction and enduring captivity, improvised stretchers and carries, mines and booby traps, external practical scenarios and first aid.
Centurion runs a number of 3-day aid agency courses annually for a major aid agency, and this organisation has allowed us to give access to a limited number of spaces on their courses for other aid agencies.