The Federal Emergency Management Agency's all-hazards training center, the Center for Domestic Preparedness, in Anniston, Alabama, is the United States Department of Homeland Security's only federally chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction training center.
The CDP began operations in June 1998 as the only all-hazards training center, offering training on chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive weapons. While the training tempo has increased dramatically, the CDP's training programs provide the very best in advanced hands-on training for America's emergency responders. On March 31, 2007, the Noble Training Facility was transferred from the U.S. Fire Administration to the CDP. NTF is the only hospital facility in the United States dedicated to training hospital and healthcare professionals in disaster preparedness and response.