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What is Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)?

Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) is an intensive practical course with hands-on activities that allow participants to explore their behavior and learn, apply and experience life-saving behaviors through realistic simulations in a high-risk environment. The aim is to improve personal security and self-awareness for NGO workers. Our well-tested learning process builds on 3 phase methodology of (1) learning theory, (2) putting classroom learning into practice, and (3) testing your newly gained skills in realistic simulations.

Who should attend the training?

The training is designed for Aid Workers who are deployed to high-risk/hostile environment countries.

What will I learn in HEAT training?

Most of Salanga’s HEAT trainings are organized and planned for a specific clients’ needs. The topics covered may include the following:

  • Survival skills (water, food, shelter)
  • Landmines, UXO & IEDs
  • Navigation & topography
  • First Aid
  • Abduction & hostage taking
  • Coping with sexual violence
  • Stress management & defusing
  • Field communication & equipment
  • Security planning
  • Context & risk assessment
  • Familiarization with weapons
  • Check-points & roadblocks
  • Cross-fire
  • Travel security
  • Cultural awareness & security strategies

What new skills will I have when I’ve completed the HEAT training?

  • Better awareness of how I react under stress;
  • Improved understanding of how an individual’s behavior can affect a team in stressful situations;
  • Increased understanding of the need to analyze situations ahead of time; and,
  • Appreciation for thinking/sensing/analyzing before acting.

Salanga’s background in safety and security training

Salanga has been conducting HEAT training for 12 years, providing training, consultancy, and advocacy to INGOs on safety and security of Aid workers. Through our safety and security programme, we have trained over 800 people. See participants’ testimonials.

Find out more about Salanga’s background.

How can I or my team participate in HEAT training?

Check our training calendar below for open HEAT training.

Or contact us to discuss:

  • your team’s needs with our security training team;
  • possibility of organizing custom-made HEAT training;
  • if you have any other question in regards to training or Salanga.

Training Calendar

Apr 2019 – HEAT training 8-12 April 2019 APPLY NOW!

May 2019 – HEAT Training 6-10 May 2019 (full)

Oct 2019 – HEAT Training 14-19 October 2019 (full)


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What did others say about the HEAT? See their testimonials.


Training Calendar

Apr 2019 – HEAT training 8-12 April 2019 – APPLY NOW!

May 2019 – HEAT Training 6-10 May 2019 (full)

Oct 2019 – HEAT Training 14-19 October 2019 (full)

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