IMDT® HEAT

Our IMDT Awareness Trainings (HEAT) train the participants, mostly civilians with little or no preceding military background, to correctly assess and evaluate the current situation at a site or mission.

The resulting necessary behavioral guidelines - for example, routine vehicle control before departure of a convoy - should be unequivocally recognized and effectively implemented depending on the actual situation.

In particular, in unexpected emergencies, which can arise during the daily routine of tasks by sudden change in the security situation, thoughtful, stress-free decision-making and action is necessary to minimize the threats and their effects and to provide the highest possible safetylevel.

Stress management techniques are necessary, especially for longer missions, in order to remain permanently operational. This requires awareness of personal resilience limitations. Ensuring the highest possible level of security is a major priority for states and international organizations who send personnel to crisis areas.

By reducing operational risks to an acceptable level, the measures deployed - for example pre-mission training - should ensure the achievement of mission objectives. The ability to perceive potential dangers is essential in order to deal with possible threats in war zones.

Course Modules (extraction)

  • Behavior in critical security situations (crossfire, grenades, improvised explosive devices)
  • convoy techniques
  • combat situations in civilian vehicles
  • identification of possible ambushes / mines / IED's
  • recovery / repair / vehicle evacuation under fire
  • casualties, personnel rescue and evacuation – considerations
  • pursuing enemy with vehicles - including a team on foot
  • being pursued in vehicles - evasion and escape
  • being pursued on foot by enemy in vehicles
  • SOP – advantages and disadvantages. Predictability. Phased assault - during ambush
  • Risk Management and Mission Security Planning
  • Mobile Safety training and handling of 4WD vehicles (4x4)
  • Tactical Security Behavior on ambushes, roadblocks and checkpoints
  • Strategies to survive hostage taking
  • Threat caused by mines, UXOs and IEDs
  • Confidential information – considerations
  • Stress and trauma during Missions
  • Orientation – map reading, GPS, Satcom
  • Communication
  • Basic first aid in the field

Practical and theoretical test and evaluation.