Hostile environment and first-aid training for
media organisations, journalists and NGOs
A hostile environment: it could be a war or a natural disaster in a foreign country. It could be civil unrest in an authoritarian state or an election rally in an emerging democracy. But it could just as easily be a demonstration that turns violent in your home town, or a train crash, a gunman on the rampage, a terrorist bomb. You don’t have to travel to find a hostile environment, it can find you, and usually very quickly.
For the civilian professionals who have to work in these unpredictable and often life-threatening environments – reporters, photographers, broadcasters and aid workers – knowing how to operate safely and effectively in a hostile environment can mean the difference between surviving or becoming a victim, between coping or falling apart, between doing their job — whether it’s reporting from the front-line or providing humanitarian or medical aid to those who need it — or failing.
Blue Dot provides hostile-environment, safety and first-aid training to journalists, media workers, charity workers and anyone whose work means they must be prepared, not just to survive, but to do their job in the harshest of environments.
If you’d like to find out more, please contact us.
(Photographs: © Alexander Walker, Ban Barkawi, UK DID, Andy Haden)