Congressman Mike Rogers recently led a group of community leaders to tour the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston to help elevate awareness of the important work and training done at the facility.
The CDP first opened in 1998 and has since trained over a million first responders. The CDP is unique in its mission because it’s the only facility of its kind in the United States. It provides a hands-on training with toxic agents and biological chemicals and is funded through the Department of Homeland Security.
“As a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee and with the CDP in my hometown, I am committed to continue raising awareness of the incredible training available and supporting the CDP any way I can in Congress. We live in a dangerous world and the training they provide can help our first responders be prepared for the worst disasters and terrorist attacks.
“I was proud to lead a group of local leaders on this visit to the CDP to not only showcase what a world-class facility it is, but ensure our local leadership does all we can to support them,” Rogers said.
Local leaders who attended included Jacksonville Mayor Johnny Smith, Calhoun County Commissioner Lee Patterson, Senator Del Marsh, Hobson City Clerk Pauline Cunningham and Executive Director of Alabama Military Stability Committee Robert LaBranch.
Rogers serves as a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee and a member of the House Armed Service Committee and House Agriculture Committee.