Hostile Environment Training – by Allison Joyce

Hostile Environment Training

NYC-based photographer Allison Joyce traveled to Middleton, Tennessee for four days of Hostile Environment training.

This past week I took the long megabus ride from New York to Middleton, Tennessee for four days of Hostile Environment training by Pioneer Consulting Group. We stayed on Robert King’s farm, which worked as the “media house”, where we all cooked, slept and hung out together between classes.

I’d been wanting to take a class like this for a few years, and especially after watching Libya, where the dangers of freelancers running into situations of unrest completely unprepared became evident, but the cost of the course was just unaffordable. A basic medical class seemed like a good idea, but it didn’t cover all the other things that are just as important in those situations. Pioneer offered the course at a huge discounted rate for freelancers, and when I heard about the class I jumped on it.

Continue reading and see more photos on Allison’s blog.

Hostile Environment Training

Hostile Environment Training

Hostile Environment Training

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