HEFAT // Brooklyn // June 2019 / by Maranie Staab

Many thanks to @vice for having me at last weeks HEFAT (hostile environment emergency first aid) course. The medical refresher was perfect, the free tourniquet a nice touch and the simulations a regular challenge to both stay alive and take pictures worth a damn.

Note: these are simulations. None of the guns or scenarios are real, folks. But, the importance of such training is absolutely real. HEFAT courses are offered by a host of different organizations and I encourage journalists and others alike to consider such training. Even the most basic of first aid saves lives.