Ammo-82 U.S. Army Explosives Safety Quantity Distance and Site Planning (CERT) (4E-F24/431-F8)

You will receive your Individualized Student Assessment Plan (ISAP) information upon arrival to this class.

Description: This course satisfies mandatory training requirements for the certification of personnel responsible for applying Explosives Safety Quantity Distance (ESQD) concepts and site planning requirements to US Army Ammunition and Explosives (A&E) facilities as prescribed by DoDM 6055.09-M, DoDI 5160.68, AR 385-10, and DA PAM 385-64. This course provides a comprehensive review of regulations governing ESQD concepts and practices, as well as technical training in interpreting and applying ESQD tables and explosives safety considerations not directly outlined in ESQD tables, determining safe distance measurement points, managing previously determined explosives limits, and properly preparing site approval documentation. Students will receive hands-on training in developing an Explosives Safety Site Plan package using ESQD calculations, scenarios, maps, waivers, and current DoD and DA guidance.

Length: 2 Weeks

Audience: Target Audience is personnel responsible for applying ESQD concepts and site planning requirements to US Army A&E facilities as prescribed by DoDM 6055.09-M, DoDI 5160.68, AR 385-10, and DA PAM 385-64 and DA Interns enrolled in Quality Assurance Specialist, Ammunition Surveillance (QASAS) Career Program (CP)-20 or Ammunition Management CP-33 as prescribed by AR 690-50.

Prerequisites: Completion of Course No. 9E-F67/920-F35, INTRODUCTION TO AMMUNITION (CERT), offered by the Defense Ammunition Center (DAC) via distance learning (DL) is highly recommended for personnel not enrolled in DA Intern Program CP-20 or CP-33.

Security Clearance: None required. NOTE: This course is rated FD3 and is not available to International Military Students.

Course Topics:
1. Explosives Hazard Class/Divisions (HC/D)
2. Storage Compatibility
3. Hazards of Fragments and Blast Wave
4. ESQD Separation Distances and NEW Limits
5. ESQD for HC/D 1.1
6. ESQD for HC/D 1.2
7. ESQD for HC/D 1.3 and 1.4
8. ESQD for Mixed Storage of Hazard Class 1
9. ESQD for Piers and Wharves
10. ESQD for Airfields
11. Explosives Safety Site Plan Requirements
12. Deviations
13. Explosives Safety Site Plan Development

The IACET Standard: DAC has been approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs).  In obtaining this accreditation, the Defense Ammunition Center has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. The DAC awards 7.5 Continuing Education Units(CEUs) on the course certificate for successful completion of this course.

Start DateEnd DateLocationClass #StatusRegistration Availability
02/06/2023 02/17/2023 McAlester, OK 001 Scheduled Available
03/27/2023 04/07/2023 McAlester, OK 002 Scheduled Available
08/21/2023 09/01/2023 McAlester, OK 003 Scheduled Available