Hostile Environment Awareness Training


Concilium’s HEAT program is a 5-day security intensive course for Christian humanitarian aid personnel and NGO workers who serve in complex humanitarian and hostile environments.

HEAT empowers those who desire to connect their spiritual calling with personal security, resilience, and incident management.


Concilium’s HEAT program is a truly unique course with subject matter designed to strengthen resilience, build individual and team security competency, develop sustainable longevity in mission, and empower humanitarian and NGO personnel to serve in dangerous places.

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Course Modules

Theology of Risk/Security In the Context of Ministry

Trans-Cultural Situational Awareness

Use of Personal Protective and Emergency Equipment

Answering Question and Demands for Information from State and Non-State Actors

Gender Security Issues

Methods for Personal Self Defense

Unexploded Ordinance/Explosive Remnants of War

Weapons Familiarization

Map Reading, GPS, and Navigation

Convoy Planning, Principles and Best Practices

Active Shooter Response

Basic First Aid

Dealing with Targeted Attacks, Violent Conflict, and Acts of War

Criminal Captivity and the Fundamentals of Escape

Casualty Care in High Threat Environments

Go Bags and Shelter In Place Kits

Mental Functioning in High-Risk Environments

Mental Acuity and Behavior Under Fire

Psychological First Aid

Principles of Hostage Survival, Mitigating Exploitation, and Rescue

Final 15 Hour Immersion Exercise