Protection against Risks and Threats in Conflict Areas

This course aims at increasing the understanding of proactive security and teaches the basic field measures to be undertaken before, during and after a mission in a conflict area. Using a combination of lectures and practical exercises, including role-playing, the course has been designed and supervised with the help of experts with extensive field experience.

The course objective is to provide participants with the tools and techniques to avoid falling into potentially dangerous situations and, should they occur, how to deal with them. Examples could range from direct threats of violence to more mundane situations such as fire safety or the correct handling of four-wheeled drive vehicles.

The course is considered to be equivalent to hostile environment awareness training (HEAT) and is approved as such by EEAS (European Union External Action Service).

Course subjects

  • Risk and threat assessment.
  • Stress management.
  • First aid in hostile environments, including the evacuation of wounded under fire.
  • Effects of IEDs, small arms fire and risk of explosive remnants of war.
  • Radio communication.
  • 4x4 driving.
  • Basic fire–fighting.

Target group

Approximately 20 participants will be sought, mainly civilian staff in international or non-governmental organizations, with limited or no experience of serving abroad.

Next course

For information about the next course and its application procedure, see our web page on upcoming courses.

If you cannot find information about the course you are interested in, please contact the course administration at courses@fba.se. If there is no HEAT course at the FBA that corresponds with your timing needs the possibility is open for you to attend a certified HEAT course in another European country. Please see our calendar with recognized HEAT courses in Europe in 2019.

MORE FROM HOME

“To reach gender equality, training and commitment is needed”

To commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day, FBA presents its support to ECOWAS, Economic Community of West African States, and how it has led to organizational change and a commitment to actively push the work for gender equality.

2019-03-08 13:57

Read our publications

Image description

Executive Summary: Report on UN-FBA joint Learning Forum on Youth, Peace and Security

On 5-7 December 2018, FBA hosted a joint UN learning forum on youth, peace and security. This is an executive summary of the forum that was held at the island of Sandö, Sweden.

Documents
Attributes
Author:
FBA
Year:
2019

IN THE FIELD

THE FBA BLOG

  • Posted by Eldridge Adolfo

    The importance of inclusive peace processes

    Conflict resolution practitioners have had to grapple with a changing and dynamic environment for the last three decades.

    Prior to the ending of the Cold War many conflicts were between two countries or more, and the resolution was often reached through either victory or defeat, or an agreement between the states at the elite level.

    Today, the international armed conflict environment and the prospects for peaceful resolution has significantly changed. Most conflicts now are of an internal civil ... Read entire post »

    2019-02-27 14:00
  • Posted by Christian Altpeter

    Reflections on the year that passed – and on the glue that holds society together

    December often is a time to look back at the year that has passed and like everywhere else, at FBA it is part of the job. It comes with filing reports, tying up loose ends and ensuring all paper work is in order before the new year starts, and with it a new budget and new projects.

    Another part of the job working for FBA and the Dialogue and Peace Mediation Unit is traveling. Over the past ... Read entire post »

    2018-12-27 10:14
  • Posted by Ludmila Ceban

    Escalation in Ukraine

    No one could have missed the recent escalated Russian aggression against Ukraine. While the daily casualties in Donbas (reportedly over 1300 ceasefire violations per day) tend to receive less media coverage, the declared martial law covering ten regions of Ukraine came as a reality check of sorts.

    Possible limitations on individual rights and freedoms remain to be seen, but there are apparent concerns about how the law might affect Ukraine’s long struggle for democracy. Efforts to strengthen ... Read entire post »

    2018-12-18 11:00
Photo

Taleb Sobeh

Taleb is expert on Iraq and Palestine

More about our experts

Upcoming courses

Twitter