The two day HEFAT course includes the basic HEAT course together with basic medical life support training for individuals that may be faced with injuries to themselves as well as others.


Dealing with injuries or trauma first hand due to the poor response levels and abilities of the local emergency services is a daunting prospect.  The chaotic scenes of a road traffic accident, a hotel fire or the proximity to an explosion may have certain fatal consequences for victims if basic life support techniques are ignored.  You may well have basic equipment at hand in the hotel or in the vehicle you’re travelling in. Having the knowledge of some simple basic lifesaving procedures / techniques could make that vital difference to trauma casualties.

Overview: Hostile Environment

Threat analysis in your pre-travel preparation is essential. This includes researching the types of threats and trends, security services, emergency infrastructure etc., to give you the best risk picture available. What do I take with me, what is available in country?  Cultural and situational awareness is about a non-descript approach to your appearance and behavior. Arrival in country, managing your journey to and from the airport, trips about town and further afield need planning.  The use of local transportation and drivers, or self-drive and vehicle security requires some real thought. Selecting the right hotel in the right area even the right floor and room location is important.  Equally the company villa or office can be subject to any number of threats. Security providers in country will have a package of services ranging from advice and consultancy through to armed escorts if required.  Munitions or Mines may remain lethal for years and IED’s are a preferred method of urban and rural terrorism. Medical support in the event of a vehicle accident, proximity to an explosion, even a fall and broken ankle would require interaction with local emergency services. Confrontation on the street or targeted hijacking may lead to a kidnap and ransom scenario. Actions on over a number of scenarios are also discussed

Overview: Life Support

Awareness of immediate Danger to yourself, the scene and the victim is important. The Response levels of your victim can determine your follow on approach to administering first aid. Someone with a Catastrophic bleed will need urgent attention and prioritising life threatening injuries is part of a critical sequencing of life support. Life will not exist without oxygen to the heart and brain and cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is another simple and essential technique to be learnt. A patient must have a good Airway to Breathe to stay alive.  Circulation is another continuation of basic life support and preventing any further blood loss.  A simple acronym (DR C ABC) to aid your primary survey of a victim will help you keep a cool head. Cultural considerations are another important factor in the advent of medical intervention in some high risk countries.


  • 2 Day Hostile Environment First Aid Training (HEFAT). +
    • Introduction
    • Identifying the threat
    • Pre-travel preparation
    • Personal security and the value of situational awareness
    • Journey management and vehicle security
    • Villa / Office / Hotel security and fire safety
    • Cultural awareness and leisure activities
    • Security providers
    • Mines & UXO awareness
    • Medical support in country
    • Kidnap and ransom
    • Actions on
    • 1 Day Basic Life Support (see overview above for details)
    • Basic Life Support / First Aid Training

    Courses can be conducted on company premises if required

Course Attendance:
  • Candidates will receive joining instructions via email to the email address provided on the booking form.
  • It is the responsibility of the individual completing the course registration/booking form to ensure joining instructions are received by the candidate.
  • If the joining instructions are not received, it is the responsibility of the individual who completed the course registration/booking form to contact EQUIPP’s training department to arrange for them to be reissued.
  • Failure to attend the course will result in 100% cancellation fee.
  • EQUIPP will send all correspondence primarily via email to the email address provided on the booking form. If alternative details are received after the booking form has been submitted, they will supersede the original details and all future correspondence will be sent to the new address.
  • It may be necessary, for reasons beyond the control of EQUIPP to change the timing of the programme, the venue or the tutor.

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