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5-Day Hostile Environments & Emergency First-Aid -- Conflict & Captivity
April 20 - 24, Mon - Fri, Washington, DC
See 2015 COURSE SCHEDULE here
Found all the 'first aid under stress', the 'protest preparation' and the ballistics, explosives and 'cover from fire' sections really helpful.
I was at an outdoor ATM on a city street and was just about to withdraw money when I noticed a man approaching quickly from behind and slightly to the side of me. His body was angled toward me, and I assumed he was going to ask for money, but I felt threatened by how quickly he was moving and the fact that he was approaching while I was at an ATM. I remembered what I had been taught in the Global Journalist Security training with Frank Smyth and Sara Salam, so I quickly put my arm out, palm forward and said in a very loud commanding voice, "DO NOT APPROACH ME WHILE I AM AT AN ATM." The man immediate stopped. He stared at me for just a moment, then ran away. I don't know what his intention was, but I felt happy and confident that I was able to stop his approach and protect myself this way.