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During Your Stay


Local Transportation

The Center for Domestic Preparedness provides local transportation to and from all training areas and support facilities on a scheduled basis. Student Support Services operates a scheduled route shuttle service from the CDP lodging area Sunday through Friday until 10 p.m., with slight variations to start and end times depending on the route. The shuttle service routes support local businesses and shopping centers within Jacksonville, Anniston and Oxford, Alabama. The telephone number to a local taxi service is provided on the back of each student badge for after service hours or for any travel to locations apart from the scheduled routes. The cost of using a taxi service is the responsibility of the student.

Lodging

Dormitory lodging is provided at our training site to state, tribal and local students at no cost to you or your jurisdiction. You will stay in a comfortable single room with a full-size bed and adjoining shared bathroom. Amenities include maid service, telephone, in-room coffee service, flat screen television, wireless internet, and a radio with built-in alarm clock. For security purposes, lodging is available to enrolled students and authorized staff only.

Rooms have full size beds, phones, study desk with chair, and alarm clock.
Furnishings also include a suitcase stand, two locking closets, iron and ironing board, and individual temperature controls.
Each room has a window, a color TV with cable, coffeemaker with complementary coffee, creamer, and sugar, and a four-drawer chest for personal items.
A personal sink is in each room. Towels and wash cloths are provided. Complementary toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, razor, and tissues are available. A hairdryer is located at the front desk by request. Rooms are maintained with a maid service each morning.

Note: Federal and all other students pay a $25 daily rate.


Conduct

Please remember that while attending training, you are a professional representing your agency and are expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct during both training and leisure time.


Recreation

A fitness center is available for student use while staying at the CDP for a minimal cost. The facility is owned and operated by the City of Anniston. The facility is open daily until 9 p.m. Further information is available at the CDP Hospitality Desk, Bldg. 320.

The below activities are available at the fitness center.

  • Nautilus Equipment
  • Heated Indoor Pool
  • Cardio Room
  • Sauna
  • Racquetball
  • Sauna-Vibe Message
  • Free Weights
  • Basketball

Dining

A quality dining experience is provided to all state, tribal, and local students at no cost. The main Dining Facility, conveniently located in the lodging area, offers a wide selection of breakfast and dinner entrees. Lunches are provided at the training site. Special dietary meals are available, and must be coordinated in advance during the registration process. Our dining schedule is listed below. For more details on the food selection browse the dining menu.

Breakfast
5:30 A.M. - 7:30 A.M.
Lunch
At the training site
Dinner
5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

Note: Federal students will be required to pay at the time of consumption, unless other arrangements have been made. You will only pay for meals that are consumed.