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First Nu Boyana Film Studios Actors Military Skills (AMS 1) A Success!


Last weekend (24-26th Feb 2017) we delivered our first course for Nu Boyana Film Studios with the first ten actors qualifying as “Special Actors & Extras” who are now eligable for “Special Roles” (and higher pay!) in upcoming major Hollywood action movies!

The actors ranged in age from 19-40, both male and female and came from as far as the UK and Germany to attend.

The three day course was focused on developing new military skills and tactics relevant for the movie industry. This included heavy emphasis on SAFE weapon handeling with live weapons and ammunition – effectivly over training the actors – with over 200 rounds fired per student on multiple weapon systems that included AK47/74, M4, Glock, Pump action shotgun, revolvers and more!

Other skills taught included patrol techniques, prisoner handeling and body searches as well as many “Real World Skills” that are applicable in todays society. This included an introduction to massive medical trauma and armed and unarmed combat; both skills that could save a life or prevent a physical assault on the students.

The final exercise consisted of a scenario where the Plovdiv Liveration Front (PLF – A dark, right wing criminal/political group we made up for the perposes!) took power in Plovdiv over night and after a “rude awekening”,  the students had to defend the Training Centre from the threat!

Everyone survived and ther PLF surrendered!

Nu Boyana Film Studios also sent a camera crew to cover the first course and we look forward to sharing the video once it’s complete!

Our three instructors (all BG and UK Ex-military) were delighted with the effort and ethusiasm of the students who have given (so far) 95% positive feedback on their experience!

Thansk to the first students for making this first course epic and we look forward to the next course on the 7th – 9th April 2017.

To book, click here!

Terrorism ‘first-aid training needed’ – BBC News

Terrorism ‘first-aid training needed’By Smitha Mundasad

AID aims to help the public save lives before the professionals arrivePeople need to learn lifesaving skills in case they are caught up in a terror attack in the UK, a team of senior military and civilian medics has said.

They say people need to know how to help each other because it could take some time before it is deemed safe for paramedics to arrive on the scene.Their app, called CitizenAID, offers step-by-step advice.

The idea is supported by counter-terrorism police. Security services say a UK terror attack is highly likely.’Run, hide, tell’

Although an individual’s chance of being caught up in an incident is small, Brig Tim Hodgetts and Prof Sir Keith Porter, co-developers of CitizenAID, say it is a good idea for people to have a plan and the knowledge and skills to help each other.

Their app, pocket book and website suggest how best to deal with injuries in the immediate aftermath of a mass shooting or bombing incident.

The system includes instructions on how to treat severe bleeding – one of the major causes of death in these scenarios.It guides people through packing, putting pressure on and elevating a wound, and how to use a tourniquet safely, for example.

The programme also explains how to prioritise those who need treatment first and what to tell the emergency services once they arrive.

CitizenAID is not a government initiative but its developers say it builds on national advice from national counter-terrorism police to: Run away in the event of an incident if you canHide if you can’t runTell the emergency services.

The system describes how to make a tourniquet out of a scarf to help stop bleeding

Battlefield lessonsThe CitizenAID system says people should follow these steps and then go one step further. It suggests once people are safe, they should start treating casualties.

Ch Insp Richard Harding, head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office, told the BBC: “One of the challenges we have is that when a serious incident, particularly a terrorist incident occurs, the first responders from a police perspective to a terrorist incident will inevitably be trying to deal with the people causing the threat.

“They won’t have time to deal with the people who are injured and that gap is vital to saving people’s lives.

“So we are really interested in the concept of CitizenAID. It allows the public and people involved in very rare incidents like this to help themselves and help others and their loved ones survive the situation.”

According to its founders, CitizenAID builds on lessons learnt on the battlefield.Sir Keith Porter, professor of clinical traumatology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, told the BBC: “I have treated hundreds of soldiers whose lives have been saved by simply the applications of tourniquets when they have been shot or blown up. Teaching individual soldiers these skills has saved lives.”And I think it is essential we train the public in those skills and that is exactly what CitizenAID does.”‘

Right decisions’Brig Tim Hodgetts, medical director of the Defence Medical Services, told the BBC; “We don’t know when the next incident will be that will involve blasts or gunshots so we need a critical mass of the general public to learn these first aid skills.”They are the people who are always going to be at the scene. They are the ones who are going to make a difference.”He added: “I think we are doing the opposite of scaring the public, we are empowering the public.

”By giving them a step-by-step system we take away the anxiety because the decisions are already made and the right decisions in the right order can save lives.

“The app is free to download and the pocketbook costs £1.99 to order.

Sue Killen, of St John Ambulance, added “First aid can be the difference between life and death. Knowing basic first aid in a terror attack or in an everyday emergency at home or in the community, will give you more confidence to deal with a crisis.

“First aid is easy to learn and our first aid techniques cover a wide range of injuries that could occur in a terrorist incident including severe bleeding, crush injuries and shock.

“We encourage anyone who would like to learn first aid to go to our website to view our first aid videos, download our app or attend a first aid course.”

Source: Terrorism ‘first-aid training needed’ – BBC News

Black Friday 50% all selected courses and accommodation

Black Friday Promotion

Horizon are delighted to announce our Black Friday promotion; 50% off all courses listed in the table below.  Please note, we have limited the discounts available to the first 10 bookings of each course.

Terms & conditions:

·Payment must be made in full via our website;

  • We have limited this promotion to the first 10 bookings per course

·         The promotion will end at 23:59 hours on 5th December 2016

  • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with existing promotional offers or ELCAS claims
  • Horizon reserves the right to terminate this offer at any time.

To redeem the discount, simply proceed to our website;, select the course you wish to attend, add to basket and enter voucher code ‘black16’. The product will display at the discounted sale price.

Example of savings shown in the table below:

Course Full course fee Black Friday promotion 50% off Full course – with accommodation Black Friday promotion 50% off
Close Protection £1,800 £900 £2,360 £1,180
Close Protection – Refresher £750 £375 £890 £445
CP & FPOS I £2,000 £1,000 £2,700 £1,350
CP, FPOS I & MIRA £2,500 £1,250 £3,375 £1,688
CP, FPOS I, FREC & MIRA £2,980 £1,490 £3,855 £1,928
FPOS I £350 £175 £490 £245
FPOS I – Refresher £250 £125 £320 £160
FREC Level 3 £500 £250 £675 £338
FREC Level 4 £500 £250 £675 £338
FPOS I & MIRA £1,000 £500 £1,315 £658
FPOS I REF & MIRA REF £750 £375 £995 £498
MIRA £750 £375 £890 £445
MIRA – Refresher £500 £250 £570 £285
Weapons Competency £350 £175
ACLS £420 £210 £490 £245
PHTLS £420 £210 £490 £245
HSE Approved Offshore Medic £1,600 £800 £2,020 £1,010
HSE Approved Offshore Medic – With Placement £2,500 £1,250 £2,920 £1,460
MIMMS £595 £298 £700 £350

The above prices are subject to VAT (20%)

Please email for any bookings queries, in the first instance please follow the details below.

To redeem the discount, simply proceed to our website;, select the course you wish to attend, add to basket and enter voucher code ‘black16’. The product will display at the discounted sale price.

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The Horizon Team



Source: Black Friday 50% all selected courses and accommodation

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