Training Services
Training Services

HAMMER Overview






HAMMER is a national and regional training asset that serves other DOE, state, regional, and national needs in such areas as disaster recovery, emergency response, transportation, fire protection, law enforcement, and military readiness. 
Program areas include the following:
  1. Fire Operations
  2. Law Enforcement
  3. Environmental and Waste Management
  4. Occupational Safety and Health
  5. Critical Infrastructure Protection and Energy Restoration
  6. Border Security
  7. Emergency Management
  8. Radiological Training
  9. Weapons of Mass Destruction Response
  10. HazMat Response
  11. Training Design, Development, and Delivery

HAMMER’s reputation as a first-rate training center has resulted in the facility expanding its mission to include non-Hanford related class work and customers. HAMMER's customers can train in areas like fire suppression, hostage rescue, high-speed pursuit, and drug enforcement. An agreement with the US State Department expanded HAMMER’s curriculum in the training of international border patrol agents and homeland security efforts including the construction of new facilities.

As with training for Hanford jobs, the HAMMER campus provides hands-on practice and real world experience for non-Hanford customers. Students can crawl through buildings with interchangeable mazes and hidden dangers to learn search and rescue methods. A propane-fueled fire caused by an overturned railcar with dangerous vapors leaving the wreck shows students how to put out the fire and protect the environment. A six-story building gives firefighters the chance to train on how to bring down injured people from high-rise structures that are on fire.

HAMMER is available to DOE and DOE-affiliated entities as well as military, other authorized federal and state agencies, and local law enforcement and security personnel.

Last Updated 03/08/2022 4:08 PM