High Threat Travel


2 Day Course

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The 2-day High Threat Traveller course is intended for individuals who live in, serve, or visit locations in which security incidents such as targeted killings, bombings, or kidnappings are common or are likely to take place. Recent high-profile attacks demonstrate that security challenges are becoming more prevalent in locations previously thought to be low risk.

The overall objectives of the Firebase CSG HTT course are to help ensure that students can:

  1. Safely and effectively create a strategic travel plan that will aid in mitigating threats
  2. Respond appropriately in the event of a security incident or crisis


The course includes lectures, hands-on training, and intensive role-play scenarios.

Stress-inoculation techniques are used to help ensure that participants get the most out of the training. These controlled methods are meant to decrease anxiety and increase coping skills during real-life situations in which extreme stress is present. Stress-inoculation is intended to promote hope, self-confidence, self control, and personal responsibility.



Pre-Departure Focus – Preparing to Avoid Security Incidents

~ Context Analysis: Participants will recognize the benefits of cultural awareness and pre-departure research into the history, demographics, government, groups, leaders, and conflict history of their intended destination

~ Risk Assessment and Contingency Planning (RACP): Participants will gain first-hand guided experience in the RACP process by completing a Risk Assessment and Contingency Planning document as a team exercise. They will be able to explain mitigation measures intended to reduce vulnerability to a variety of threats

~ Lines of Gear: Participants will be able to identify and choose appropriate communications, signaling, survival, and medical gear used by security and medical professionals in hostile or austere environments

~ Strategic Intercultural Relations – Legitimacy: Case studies will be reviewed to ensure that participants can explain how their background, education, intended role, and online profile will impact how they are perceived by authorities and those among whom they live with. They will also be able to describe how to develop and properly use a Short Legitimate Statement (SLS)

In Country Focus – Avoiding Security Incidents

~ Security Planning: Participants will recognize the importance of home security, emergency training for children, communication chains, security coordinators, reporting incidents, and team Standard Operating Procedures

~ Targeting Mitigation: Participants will be able to describe how targets are often selected by militants, and how techniques such as evidence denial may lower the chances of one becoming a target

~ Strategic Intercultural Relations – Respect: Participants will understand the benefits of establishing proximity and facilitative relationships based on respect, as well as how establishing an honorable reputation may lower the chances of an attack

~ Situational Awareness: An observation skills exercise will demonstrate to participants how situational awareness enhances one’s security

~ Hostile Surveillance Detection: Participants will be able to explain the Attack Cycle and how Hostile Surveillance Detection techniques may be used to interrupt it and possibly save lives

~ Safe Vehicle Operation: Participants will learn how Long Range Vehicle Movement techniques used by security professionals can make team travel, especially during emergencies or evacuations, more secure

In Country Focus – Handling Security Incidents

~ Car Jacking: Participants will be able to explain best practices for surviving a car jacking

~ Checkpoints/Ambush: Participants will be able to describe the differences between a checkpoint and an ambush, and explain best practices for reacting to either situation

~ Physical Assault: Participants will have the ability to demonstrate how aggressive confrontations may be deescalated, and techniques used to protect oneself in the event of a physical assault

~ Interrogation: As teams face a variety of intimidating interviews or interrogations participants will gain experience in utilizing techniques to remain calm and control the release of sensitive information

~ Civil Unrest: Participants will be able to describe the distinctions between and the appropriate use of hibernation, relocation, and evacuation in response to civil unrest or similar conditions

~ Active Shooter: Participants will learn best practices regarding how to react to Active Shooter situations

~ Hostage Survival: After instruction and intensive role-play, participants will be able to explain best practices intended to offer one the best chances of surviving a hostage situation