HAMMER
Facility and Props

The 88-acre HAMMER campus features versatile facilities specializing in hands-on training, exercises, and new technology deployment. Special features include realistic training props and 20 classrooms complete with state of the art computers, projectors, and screens.

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Administration Building and Classrooms

  • 33,000 square foot building with eight fully equipped classrooms
  • Café serving breakfast and lunch
  • Full-time receptionist and central check-in location
  • Two computer-based training rooms
  • Two conference rooms
  • Safety Library

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Administration Building and Classrooms

  • 33,000 square foot building with eight fully equipped classrooms
     
  • Café serving breakfast and lunch
     
  • Full-time receptionist and central check-in location
     
  • Two computer-based training rooms
     
  • Two conference rooms
     
  • Safety Library
     

Al Alm Building and Annex

  • 35,000 square foot building with six classrooms, large high bays, vehicle bays, mask fit area, loading dock, secured training equipment storage, break room and showers
  • 3,600 square foot Alm annex building with three classrooms and a practical training area

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Al Alm Building and Annex

  • 35,000 square foot building with six classrooms, large high bays, vehicle bays, mask fit area, loading dock, secured training equipment storage, break room and showers
     
  • 3,600 square foot Alm annex building with three classrooms and a practical training area
     

Buried Simulated Waste Site

  • One acre site with drums, simulated waste boxes and other containers
  • Used for characterizing a waste site

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Buried Simulated Waste Site

  • One acre site with drums, simulated waste boxes and other containers
     
  • Used for characterizing a waste site
     

Burn Building

  • 5,374 square foot multi-story multi-facade building
  • Propane-fueled fire training props including a couch fire, bed fire, and cable tray fire props. Other rooms furnished to accommodate various training scenarios
  • Also used for dynamic entry, hostage rescue, barricaded suspect and clandestine lab scenarios

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Burn Building

  • 5,374 square foot multi-story multi-facade building
     
  • Propane-fueled fire training props including a couch fire, bed fire, and cable tray fire props. Other rooms furnished to accommodate various training scenarios
     
  • Also used for dynamic entry, hostage rescue, barricaded suspect and clandestine lab scenarios
     

Confined Space and Trench Props

  • 210 feet of above and below grade pipelines
  • 18- to 30-inch diameter pipelines connected to 48-inch diameter manholes, vault, and lift station
  • 87-foot long, 4-foot wide trench drops 9 feet below grade and connects to pipelines
  • Ability to simulate trench collapse
  • Supports confined space operations and rescue, plus trench entry, rescue and shoring training

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Confined Space and Trench Props

  • 210 feet of above and below grade pipelines
  • 18- to 30-inch diameter pipelines connected to 48-inch diameter manholes, vault, and lift station
  • 87-foot long, 4-foot wide trench drops 9 feet below grade and connects to pipelines
  • Ability to simulate trench collapse
  • Supports confined space operations and rescue, plus trench entry, rescue and shoring training

Crane and Rigging Pad

  • 60x60 foot concrete pad with 10-ton gantry crane mounted on rails
  • Rails allow 45 feet of crane travel
  • Two portable hoists
  • Adjacent pad used for mobile crane activities
  • Supports hoisting, rigging and crane safety training

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Crane and Rigging Pad

  • 60x60 foot concrete pad with 10-ton gantry crane mounted on rails
     
  • Rails allow 45 feet of crane travel
     
  • Two portable hoists
     
  • Adjacent pad used for mobile crane activities
     
  • Supports hoisting, rigging and crane safety training
     

Field Exercise Building

  • 17,000 square foot, single story exercise building with ample area for hands-on training, drive through portal monitors, and large loading dock with staged trailers
  • Building includes storage areas, restrooms, bleachers, and audio/visual equipment

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Field Exercise Building

  • 17,000 square foot, single story exercise building with ample area for hands-on training, drive through portal monitors, and large loading dock with staged trailers
     
  • Building includes storage areas, restrooms, bleachers, and audio/visual equipment
     

Flammable Liquid Burn Pad

  • 24x24 foot liquid burn area on large concrete pad
  • Trained operators control growth of fire in four zones
  • Supports training in extinguishing of a large flammable liquid fire

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Flammable Liquid Burn Pad

  • 24x24 foot liquid burn area on large concrete pad
     
  • Trained operators control growth of fire in four zones
     
  • Supports training in extinguishing of a large flammable liquid fire
     

HazMat Training Pad

  • 22,500 square foot concrete pad with drains and 220-volt power
  • Supports decontamination, damming and diking of liquid hazardous materials
  • Secure parking/staging area
  • Adjacent pad used for mobile crane activities
  • Simulate storage area, lay down yard, or decontamination zone
  • Drums, vehicles and other props add to realism
  • Used for hands-on training in vehicle extrication, decontamination, aerial lift, forklift and ladder exercises

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HazMat Training Pad

  • 22,500 square foot concrete pad with drains and 220-volt power
     
  • Supports decontamination, damming and diking of liquid hazardous materials
     
  • Secure parking/staging area
     
  • Adjacent pad used for mobile crane activities
     
  • Simulate storage area, lay down yard, or decontamination zone
     
  • Drums, vehicles and other props add to realism
     
  • Used for hands-on training in vehicle extrication, decontamination, aerial lift, forklift and ladder exercises
     

Health and Safety Building

  • 7,800 square foot building with two fully equipped classrooms

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Health and Safety Building

  • 7,800 square foot building with two fully equipped classrooms
     

LPG Tank, Dumpster, and Vehicle Burn Props

  • LPG tank burn prop simulates an accident involving a propane-fueled forklift at a propane fueling station
  • Supports training for safely approaching and dealing with an LPG tank fire
  • Six-cubic-yard dumpster burn prop for training on safe approach and extinguishment of dumpster fires
  • 14-foot long, 5-foot wide, 5-foot high vehicle burn prop recreates engine, passenger compartment and trunk fires with or without smoke for training on the control and suppression of automobile fires

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LPG Tank, Dumpster, and Vehicle Burn Props

  • LPG tank burn prop simulates an accident involving a propane-fueled forklift at a propane fueling station
     
  • Supports training for safely approaching and dealing with an LPG tank fire
     
  • Six-cubic-yard dumpster burn prop for training on safe approach and extinguishment of dumpster fires
     
  • 14-foot long, 5-foot wide, 5-foot high vehicle burn prop recreates engine, passenger compartment and trunk fires with or without smoke for training on the control and suppression of automobile fires
     

Native American Cultural Site and Reference Target Area

  • 7 acre open area of sand and sagebrush enhanced with simulated cultural resources and other items
  • Local Native Americans available to teach laws related to detection and preservation of culturally significant sites
  • Supports training in cultural resource identification and protection, as well as non-intrusive detection

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Native American Cultural Site and Reference Target Area

  • 7 acre open area of sand and sagebrush enhanced with simulated cultural resources and other items
     
  • Local Native Americans available to teach laws related to detection and preservation of culturally significant sites
     
  • Supports training in cultural resource identification and protection, as well as non-intrusive detection
     

Pond and Stream

  • 200 foot wide, shallow, 1.3 million gallon pond with concrete platform
  • 250 foot long stream with bridge
  • Water used at campus training sites is recycled back to pond
  • Used for pump testing and certification, hazardous waste containment and cleanup

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Pond and Stream

  • 200 foot wide, shallow, 1.3 million gallon pond with concrete platform
     
  • 250 foot long stream with bridge
     
  • Water used at campus training sites is recycled back to pond
     
  • Used for pump testing and certification, hazardous waste containment and cleanup
     

Port of Entry

  • 1,000 square foot building with storage room, loading dock, personnel receiving area and monitoring equipment
  • Concrete pad, vehicle inspection pad, radiation portal monitors and sea-land cargo containers
  • Supports multi-agency field exercises involving vehicle and sea-land container searches for biological, chemical, and radiological agents or contraband

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Port of Entry

  • 1,000 square foot building with storage room, loading dock, personnel receiving area and monitoring equipment
     
  • Concrete pad, vehicle inspection pad, radiation portal monitors and sea-land cargo containers
     
  • Supports multi-agency field exercises involving vehicle and sea-land container searches for biological, chemical, and radiological agents or contraband
     

Rail Car, Tanker, and Fuel Truck Pad

  • Propane-fueled, electronically controlled fuel truck supports training for safe approach, cooling, and extinguishing of a fuel truck fire
  • Tanker leak prop supports training in overturned tanker trailer accident scene control and leak mitigation
  • Railroad car leak prop supports training in hazardous leak control

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Rail Car, Tanker, and Fuel Truck Pad

  • Propane-fueled, electronically controlled fuel truck supports training for safe approach, cooling, and extinguishing of a fuel truck fire
     
  • Tanker leak prop supports training in overturned tanker trailer accident scene control and leak mitigation
     
  • Railroad car leak prop supports training in hazardous leak control
     

Railroad Tank Cars

  • Two upright tank cars on 200 feet of track
  • Derailed, overturned tank car
  • Supports chemical, biological and radiological survey operations
  • Used for emergency response, hazardous waste and cleanup scenarios, plus confined space rescue

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Railroad Tank Cars

  • Two upright tank cars on 200 feet of track
     
  • Derailed, overturned tank car
     
  • Supports chemical, biological and radiological survey operations
     
  • Used for emergency response, hazardous waste and cleanup scenarios, plus confined space rescue
     

Search and Rescue Building

  • 5,235 square foot, three-story building with configurable mazes, smoke generation and noise effects
  • Infrared and thermal imaging cameras for observing or recording
  • Approved non-lethal training ammunitions may be used
  • Supports search and rescue training in simulated IDLH (Immediately Deadly to Life or Health), as well as total darkness and low visibility environments
  • Used for a wide variety of hands-on training, such as search, rescue, tactical training, fall protection, K9 training and practicing entry into highly hazardous work areas

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Search and Rescue Building

  • 5,235 square foot, three-story building with configurable mazes, smoke generation and noise effects
     
  • Infrared and thermal imaging cameras for observing or recording
     
  • Approved non-lethal training ammunitions may be used
     
  • Supports search and rescue training in simulated IDLH (Immediately Deadly to Life or Health), as well as total darkness and low visibility environments
     
  • Used for a wide variety of hands-on training, such as search, rescue, tactical training, fall protection, K9 training and practicing entry into highly hazardous work areas
     

State Department Building

  • 7,300 square foot building with a large classroom that includes rear projection, interpretation equipment, and an interpretation booth
  • Work room, storage area, and audio/visual equipment

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State Department Building

  • 7,300 square foot building with a large classroom that includes rear projection, interpretation equipment, and an interpretation booth
     
  • Work room, storage area, and audio/visual equipment
     

Storage Tank Prop

  • 14 foot high, 8 foot diameter tank set in concrete containment vault
  • Supports confined space entry and rescue training

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Storage Tank Prop

  • 14 foot high, 8 foot diameter tank set in concrete containment vault
     
  • Supports confined space entry and rescue training
     

Tactical Maze Building

  • 2,635 square foot building with configurable wall/door panels to meet specific training needs
  • Smoke generators, fans, and lab area. Approved non-lethal training ammunition may be used
  • Used for a wide variety of hands-on training, such as dynamic entry, search and rescue, tactical training, scaffold erection and radiological response training

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Tactical Maze Building

  • 2,635 square foot building with configurable wall/door panels to meet specific training needs
     
  • Smoke generators, fans, and lab area. Approved non-lethal training ammunition may be used
     
  • Used for a wide variety of hands-on training, such as dynamic entry, search and rescue, tactical training, scaffold erection and radiological response training
     

Training Tower

  • 5,401 square foot, six-story tower with interior and exterior stairways
  • Multiple floor plans
  • Engineered anchor points for rappelling and high-angle rescue training
  • Smoke generators and fans
  • Used for a wide variety of exercises such as hoses and ladder drills, rappelling, high-rise fires, high-angle rescue, incident response, urban search and rescue, building siege, clandestine lab investigations, SWAT and K9 training, hazardous waste cleanup, and fall protection

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Training Tower

  • 5,401 square foot, six-story tower with interior and exterior stairways
     
  • Multiple floor plans
     
  • Engineered anchor points for rappelling and high-angle rescue training
     
  • Smoke generators and fans
     
  • Used for a wide variety of exercises such as hoses and ladder drills, rappelling, high-rise fires, high-angle rescue, incident response, urban search and rescue, building siege, clandestine lab investigations, SWAT and K9 training, hazardous waste cleanup, and fall protection
     

Volpentest Annex (Radiological Safety Training Center)

  • 6,500 square foot building dedicated to hands-on radiological training
  • Radiological instrument laboratory with sealed sources
  • Practice and practical evaluation training areas for radiological workers and radiation control technicians

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Volpentest Annex (Radiological Safety Training Center)

  • 6,500 square foot building dedicated to hands-on radiological training
     
  • Radiological instrument laboratory with sealed sources
     
  • Practice and practical evaluation training areas for radiological workers and radiation control technicians
     

Waste Tank Prop

  • Fenced Waste Tank training area including an instrument building
  • Two concrete jumper pits with removable railings
  • Supports underground tank maintenance, monitoring, and waste transfer training

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Waste Tank Prop

  • Fenced Waste Tank training area including an instrument building
     
  • Two concrete jumper pits with removable railings
     
  • Supports underground tank maintenance, monitoring, and waste transfer training
     

The 8,000 acre Handford Patrol Training Academy sits adjacent to HAMMER. It features live fire ranges, tactical training areas, and an emergency vehicles operations course.

Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC)

  • 1.3 mile course adjacent to HAMMER
  • Asphalt roadways, quarter-mile straightaway, nine curves, elevation changes, intersection, 160,000 square foot skills pad with skid cars, wet skidpan course and classroom

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Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC)

  • 1.3 mile course adjacent to HAMMER
     
  • Asphalt roadways, quarter-mile straightaway, nine curves, elevation changes, intersection, 160,000 square foot skills pad with skid cars, wet skidpan course and classroom
     

Patrol Training Academy

  • 10,000 acre training site adjacent to HAMMER; considered one of the best in the western US
  • Two 100-yard ranges for small arms training and qualifications
  • 200-yard and 600-yard known distance precision rifle ranges
  • Shoot-on-the-move running obstacle course
  • Tactical training area for non-lethal training ammunitions and MILES laser engagement exercises
  • Interactive video shooting systems (PRISM, BeamHit and Lasershot)
  • Tactical entry buildings, breaching and mock-up facilities
  • 6,000-yard unknown distance multi-purpose weapons range
  • Distance learning opportunities
  • Steel target, turning target, and moving target systems
  • Four lane rubberized quarter mile running track
  • Modern gym and defensive tactics area
  • 7,000 yard impact weapon range for long gun and special weapon systems
  • Classrooms, large briefing area and conference room
  • Secure storage areas, weapons cleaning trailer and armorer shop
  • Certified firearm specialists, driving instructors, firearm and tactical instructors, armorers, physical fitness trainers, curriculum developers, safety personnel and range officers available
  • Training exercises include live-fire, vehicle assaults, tactical movement, off-road, building entry, facades, search and clear and hostage rescue

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Patrol Training Academy

  • 10,000 acre training site adjacent to HAMMER; considered one of the best in the western US
     
  • Two 100-yard ranges for small arms training and qualifications
     
  • 200-yard and 600-yard known distance precision rifle ranges
     
  • Shoot-on-the-move running obstacle course
     
  • Tactical training area for non-lethal training ammunitions and MILES laser engagement exercises
     
  • Interactive video shooting systems (PRISM, BeamHit and Lasershot)
     
  • Tactical entry buildings, breaching and mock-up facilities
     
  • 6,000-yard unknown distance multi-purpose weapons range
     
  • Distance learning opportunities
     
  • Steel target, turning target, and moving target systems
     
  • Four lane rubberized quarter mile running track
     
  • Modern gym and defensive tactics area
     
  • 7,000 yard impact weapon range for long gun and special weapon systems
     
  • Classrooms, large briefing area and conference room
     
  • Secure storage areas, weapons cleaning trailer and armorer shop
     
  • Certified firearm specialists, driving instructors, firearm and tactical instructors, armorers, physical fitness trainers, curriculum developers, safety personnel and range officers available
     
  • Training exercises include live-fire, vehicle assaults, tactical movement, off-road, building entry, facades, search and clear and hostage rescue
     
 
 
 
Last Updated 01/21/2016 4:40 PM