14 - 16 Apr 2020
Bangor, United Kingdom
Admission: Fee/Ticketed
Duration: More than 1 day
Type: Training
Activity: Education & Training, Health & Medical, Practical & Technical
Address: Bangor
County Down

Hostile Environment and First Aid Training (HEFAT) course CANCELLED

For individuals and organisations travelling to countries where there is a medium to high level security risk, we offer a one and two-day modular Hostile Environment Awareness Training course (HEAT) that includes the subjects below. This course provides peace of mind for the traveller, their family and the sending organisation, plus protects against potential litigation and reputational damage. The course is of value to those going on short-term mission trips or embarking on a long-term overseas project.


Day 1

Personal Safety Foundation including behaviour on foot, in a vehicle or at a residence/hotel

Advise on useful and inexpensive safety equipment to bring with you

Situation awareness and spotting hostile watchers

Self-defence and breakaway techniques

Tactical driving and parking

Negotiating Vehicle Checkpoints safely

Dealing with a Road Traffic Collision and Safe Casualty Extraction

Ballistic Awareness, demonstrating what is cover from Gunfire and cover from View

Surviving a Grenade attack or thrown Improvised Explosive Device

Surviving an Active shooter, Stabber or Suicide Attack 


Day 2


Dealing with official detention by government forces

Handling questioning and interrogation

Kidnap prevention and survival covering Release, Rescue and Escape

The courses involve classroom, PPT, videos, demonstrations, role-play and outdoor exercises. Delegates have the option to attend the first day or both days depending on their needs.

To attend the first day the cost will be £200 (Sterling) and to attend both days £300.

If you have limited medical skills, we suggest an additional one-day of First Aid training, creating a Hostile Environment and First Aid Training (HEFAT) course.


During the third day we cover the following subjects:

Primary and Secondary Survey

Safe Airway Position

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Dealing with Stabbing, Gunshot Wounds and Blast Injuries

Bandaging and the use of haemostatic agents

Use of Tourniquets and Chest Seals

Improvised drags and carries of injured persons

The contents of a First Aid kit


We provide Resusci-Annes, practice bandages, tourniquets, fake blood and wounds to make the training realistic. For those who just wish to attend the one day First Aid course the cost will be £150.

The cost for the full three-day HEFAT course is £400

Included within the price is the use of all instructional equipment, coffee, tea, biscuits and lunch. Delegates will receive a Certificate of attendance listing the subjects they covered. The training venue is in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland, 15 miles from Belfast. We can provide a list of suitable guesthouses and hotels nearby for folk travelling from outside Northern Ireland. For delegates arriving by plane the closest airport is Belfast City George Best (25 minutes from venue). Easyjet flights land in Belfast International (50 minutes from venue).

We are running two courses, the dates are;


14 – 16 April 2020.


21 – 23 April 2020

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For more information:
Phone: 07809689987

Run by First Rock

First Rock provides world-wide Crisis Management, Hostile Environment Training, Security Surveys and Operational Assistance for the Missionary and Faith-based Aid Agency community.
PO Box 324
N. Ireland
BT20 9DD
Tel: +44 7809 689987