Mississippi Office of Homeland Security Training

One of the primary goals of the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security is to educate, train and equip emergency responders for possible disasters such as: (CBRNE) Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive, as well as disasters occurring naturally including: hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and viruses. To this end, Mississippi Office of Homeland Security works tirelessly with emergency response agencies to make training opportunities available throughout the state.

Additionally, MOHS trains and equips community volunteers so they can take care of themselves, their families and communities should help not be readily available. Examples include the MS Citizen Corps (CCP),  MS Youth Preparedness Initiative (MyPI) and Community Emergency Response Teams. For more information on community training please click on the “Citizen Info” tab of the MOHS website.

MOHS has partnered with a number of local, state, and federal agencies to host training opportunities across the state. Click the training classes menu above to see the current list of training opportunities.

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Mississippi Task Forces Deploy to Louisiana

Thanks to the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, the Mississippi Urban Search and Rescue Task Force, and all of the other agencies working diligently to help our neighbors recover from Hurricane Laura, including Gulfport Fire Department, Philadelphia Fire Department, Desoto County EMA, Lafayette Fire Department, Olive Branch Fire Department, Tupelo Fire Department, Key Field (Air Guard) Fire Department, Southaven Fire Department, Petal Fire Department, Columbus Fire Department, Madison Fire Department, Starkville Fire Department, and Water Valley Fire Department.

Training Data

Numbers from all classes/training from March 14th, 2017 to August 15th, 2020.

Number of classes
Number of Participants

Managing Lost Person Incidents / Virtual Search Planning


National Domestic Preparedness Consortium

To apply for classes or more information

Contact Laura M. Fosselman

Mississippi Office of Homeland Security

Training Coordinator


Cell: (601) 927-7783

Email: lfosselman@dps.ms.gov


Upcoming Classes

  1. Active Shooter – Level 1 (2/1-2/21) Meridian

    February 1 @ 8:00 am - February 2 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events (ERASE)

    March 1 @ 8:00 am - March 3 @ 5:00 pm
  3. FUNSAR w/ SARTECH II Evaluation

    March 22 @ 8:00 am - March 26 @ 5:00 pm
  4. Active Attack Integrated Response Course (AAIR) – April 12-13, 2021

    April 12 @ 8:00 am - April 14 @ 5:00 pm
  5. ADSAR with SARTECH I certification

    April 19 @ 2:00 pm - April 22 @ 5:00 pm
RSS DHS News Releases
  • DHS Launches “Be Your REAL ID Self” Public Awareness Campaign January 15, 2021
    */ WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has begun a new nationwide public awareness campaign, “Be Your REAL ID Self” to promote awareness of the REAL ID requirements and encourage the public to act before the October 1, 2021 full enforcement deadline. Just over 8 months remain until the October 1, 2021 […]
  • DHS Releases Strategic Action Plan to Confront Threats from China January 13, 2021
    WASHINGTON— On January 11, then-Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf approved a Strategic Action Plan that details DHS’s efforts to confront the full spectrum of Chinese threats to the Homeland. The DHS Strategic Action Plan to Counter the Threat Posed by the People’s Republic of China (PRC), available here, describes how the Department […]
  • DHS Continues to Advance Economic Security Mission January 13, 2021
    On January 11, the DHS Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans released a first-of-its-kind 2020 Economic Security Assessment. This innovative annual product identifies five key trends that shaped the global economic landscape in 2020, and identifies nine “critical domains” as essential to the ongoing operation and growth of the U.S. economy.To further advance the Department’s […]
  • DHS Releases New Arctic Strategic Approach to Advance U.S. Interests in the Region January 13, 2021
    On January 11, then-Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf approved the Department’s first-ever Strategic Approach for Arctic Homeland Security, a landmark document that positions DHS to more effectively tackle emerging risks in the region as geopolitical interest and competition grows.The Arctic has taken center stage for regional competition and influence. Receding icecaps and […]
  • Expanding the Period of Designation of the 59th Presidential Inauguration as a National Special Security Event January 13, 2021
    On January 12, Acting Secretary Gaynor issued the following memorandum to all DHS Components expanding the period of the 59th Presidential Inauguration National Special Security Event to begin on January 13, 2021:"The 59th Presidential Inauguration was designated as a National Special Security Event (NSSE), pursuant to Presidential Policy Directive-22. The period of the 59th Presidential […]
  • Statement from Acting Secretary Wolf on NSSE Designation January 11, 2021
    The Acting Secretary released the following statement on the National Special Security Event designation for the inauguration of President-elect Biden:"In light of events of the past week and the evolving security landscape leading up to the inauguration and at the recommendation of Secret Service Director James Murray, I have instructed the U.S. Secret Service to […]
  • Bahraini MOI – U.S. DHS Joint Statement on Acting Secretary Wolf’s Trip to Bahrain January 2021 January 11, 2021
    The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior, led by His Excellency Minister Lt. General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, provided a warm welcome to U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf in Manama on January 5-6, 2021.H.E. Minister Al Khalifa and Acting Secretary Wolf discussed ways to bolster cyber resilience, combat cybercrime, and […]
  • Amir of Qatar Hosts Discussion with Acting Secretary Wolf Addressing 21st Century Security Solutions; Wolf Also Signs Memorandum of Border Security Cooperation January 8, 2021
    Today, Acting DHS Secretary Chad F. Wolf met with His Highness (H.H.) Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and His Excellency (H.E.) Qatari Prime Minister, and the Minister of Interior, Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, to discuss 21st century regional solutions addressing aviation security, customs and border protection, Qatari […]
  • Acting Secretary Wolf Condemns Violence at The U.S. Capitol January 7, 2021
    "What transpired yesterday was tragic and sickening. While I have consistently condemned political violence on both sides of the aisle, specifically violence directed at law enforcement, we now see some supporters of the President using violence as a means to achieve political ends. This is unacceptable. These violent actions are unconscionable, and I implore the […]
  • Acting Secretary Wolf Signs Multiple Security Cooperation Agreements with Bahraini Government January 6, 2021
    Today, Acting DHS Secretary Chad F. Wolf signed multiple security cooperation agreements that focus on facilitating secure trade and travel with the Kingdom of Bahrain. Acting Secretary Wolf and Minister of Interior Lt. General Sheikh Rashed bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa signed the Global Entry (GE) Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) and agreements to increase cooperation on border […]