The Medical Wing Ltd Hostile/Hazardous Environment Medics (H/ HEMS course is designed to take our clients to a standard that is required of the modern Close Protection Operator or anyone who may be visiting a Hostile or Hazordous Environment. You will be taught the skills associated with rapid assessment, stabilisation and transfer of both the trauma victim and those suffering a medical emergency.

Our course has been developed by medical experts including remote Paramedics and Doctors and in conjunction with seasoned Close Protection operators, and is designed to prepare you for medical emergencies that you may experience in high risk hazardous and hostile environments.
Our course is fully recognised by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). It is awarded a BTEC Level 2 and it follows the core criteria of the internationally known and recognised IHCD/Edexcel First Person on Scene – Intermediate.

The five and a half day approved HEMS course is for those requiring extended skills. The training includes both theoretical lectures and practical sessions, designed to develop good, all round emergency medical knowledge. Our trainers come from Special Forces Medical Units and civilian Paramedic backgrounds; all have recent operational experience.


The residential H/HEMS course is located at our bespoke training facility in Bicester, Oxfordshire.

The course will prepare you in the following basic skills:

  • The Pre Hospital Environment
  • Scene Safety
  • Infection Control
  • Enhanced Patient Assessment
  • Blocked Airway, Opening and Maintaining Airways
  • Suspected Neck and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Choking and other Respiratory Problems
  • Basic Life Support
  • Use of Suction
  • Recovery Position
  • Defibrillators and Heart Rhythms
  • Circulation and Shock
  • Internal and External Bleeding
  • Medical Emergencies such as Angina and Heart Attack, Diabetes, Stroke, Asthma, Fitting, Anaphylaxis and Allergic Reaction
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Crash/Safety Headwear Removal
  • Ventilation Support
  • Trauma Related Emergencies such as – Fractures and Dislocations, Burns and Scalds
  • Correct Techniques for Moving and Handling Patients
  • Extrication of the Trapped Patient.


You will also be trained in more advanced skills which include:

    • Cannulation* ( both Intravenous and Intraosseous using Cooks needle, B.I.G. gun F.A.S.T gun and includes live tissue training )
    • Fluid Therapy*
    • Needle chest Decompression in the Field*
    • Emergency Cricothyrotomy and Advanced Airway Management including LMA’s*
    • Advanced Trauma – Chest, Abdominal, Head and Extremity (including Tourniquets and Quick Clot).
    • Patient Monitoring including recognising Respiratory difficulties and sounds, Blood Pressure and Pulse taking and Intra Muscular Injections to assist in a Medical Centre etc*

Plus Much More…………


The above lists just some of the skills that you will be confident in before you leave the training centre. There is also a highly challenging and very rewarding scenario day encompassing everything that you have learnt on the course.

Qualification: IHCD FPOS-I plus Extended Skills from The Medical Wing.

Course Costs: £795+ vat

Food and Accommodation £400 ( optional ) package is available and can be provided – subject to availability

Duration: 6 days


Nearest Station: Bicester
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Dress & Equipment: All safety clothing and equipment is supplied

For more information:

PLEASE TELEPHONE: 01869 357833 or 07503912771

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*Although these techniques are taught, The Medical Wing Limited does not condone their use within the United Kingdom. These techniques should only be used in hostile regions.