HEAT is an intensive course aimed at training professionals to deal effectively with high-risk and emergency situations in hostile environments. The completion of HEAT is a prerequisite for any mission with the risk rating ’high’ or ’critical’. These missions currently include e.g. Central African Republic, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Somalia and South Sudan. However, HEAT training is valuable in any civilian crisis management operation. If you intend to apply only for low or medium risk missions or Secretariat positions only, you do not need to complete the HEAT course.
Time and Location
HEAT 1-2022 17.-21.3.2022 in Helsinki/ Jämijärvi, Finland. (Application period ended 9.2.2022)
HEAT 2-2022 2.-7.6.2022 in Helsinki/ Jämijärvi, Finland. (Open for applications 25.3.-24.4.2022)
HEAT 3-2022 10.-14.11.2022 in Helsinki/ Jämijärvi, Finland. (Application period TBA)
CMC Finland will offer course closing dinner at Jämijärvi on the final day after course. The official check-out will only be on the following day, after which participants return to Helsinki. If necessary, transportation to Parkano railway station can be arranged on the final day by 18:00.
Please be aware that CMC Finland reserves the right to change, cancel or postpone any and all training and its proposed elements if necessary. If there are any COVID-19 restrictions that may affect the training, we will inform you as soon as possible.
The training is expected to improve participants’ understanding of the minimum behavioural field requirements when working as a team member of an international field operation irrespective of their national or professional background.
The overall objectives of the course are:
(1) to improve participants’ knowledge of multiple threats present in hostile field environments and of ways and means of dealing with them in an effective manner; and
(2) to rehearse and practice safety and security procedures according to specific threats.
The target group for this training is mission staff selected for or recently deployed to low/ middle/ high/ critical risk missions.
Members of CMC Finland expert roster are encouraged to apply, if they have participated in the Basic Course in Civilian Crisis Management (BCCCM) or equivalent training (appointed by CMC) and have not completed HEAT course before.
The participants have preferably attended at least a general introductory course on civilian crisis management operations, or gained relevant experience in international field operations.
Military, police and civilians who are not in the CMC Finland expert roster and are looking to work or travel in hostile environments are also encouraged to apply.
- For applicants in CMC Finland’s expert roster, course tuition fee, full-board acommodation in shared team cottages and travels during the course are covered by CMC Finland.
- For applicants outside CMC Finland’s expert roster, the course fee will cover tuition, meals, accommodation and travel during the course. The course fee for HEAT is 1800 €, and it will be invoiced after the course.
- For the selected national staff members of civilian crisis management missions, there is no course fee.
Application deadline for HEAT 2-2022 (2.-7.6.2022) was Sunday 24 April 2022 at 23:59 (UCT +2:00). Application deadline for HEAT 3-2022 (10.-14.11.2022) will be announced latest in September 2022.