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 (9/28-29/20 – Brookhaven District)

    September 28 @ 8:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Active Shooter – Level 1 (9/28-29/20 – Greenwood District)

    September 28 @ 8:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Active Shooter – Level 1 (10/13-14/20 – Brookhaven District)

    October 13 @ 8:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm
  4. Active Shooter – Level 1 (10/13-14/20 – Batesville District)

    October 13 @ 8:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm
  5. FUNSAR w/ SARTECH II Evaluation

    November 16 @ 7:00 am - November 20 @ 3:00 pm
RSS DHS News Releases
  • Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19 September 26, 2020
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its dedicated workforce remain vigilant and committed to protecting the American public from a variety of threats and those seeking to exploit the pandemic environment. Various components within DHS have been committed in tackling the rise in consumer threats related to COVID-19.“Criminals are attempting to exploit the current […]
  • DHS Proposes to Change Admission Period Structure for F, J and I Nonimmigrants September 24, 2020
    WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security has announced a proposed rule to require a fixed period of stay for international students, exchange visitors and foreign information media representatives to encourage program compliance, reduce fraud and enhance national security.The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for […]
  • Opening Statement As Prepared For Delivery By Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli For Senate Hearing On Threats To The Homeland September 24, 2020
    Good morning Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member Peters, and distinguished members of the committee. Thank you for the opportunity to testify.I am here to discuss the myriad of threats facing the American people and our homeland. In 2020, the men and women of the Department of Homeland Security have carried out their protective mission with professional […]
  • Submitted Written Testimony Of Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf Before The U.S. Senate Committee On Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs September 23, 2020
    Good afternoon, Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member Peters, and other distinguished members of the committee. It is an honor to appear before you today as the President’s nominee to be the Secretary of Homeland Security. I’m grateful to the President for the faith and trust that he has placed in me to serve with the tremendous […]
  • Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19 September 18, 2020
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its component offices have worked diligently to serve the American people across all fronts while making health and safety precautions a top priority. As the American homeland continues to open up, DHS’s components continue to see a return to pre-COVID operations. Most recently, the Transportation Security Administration saw […]
  • Fact Sheet: DHS Measures on the Border to Limit the Further Spread of Coronavirus September 18, 2020
    */ En español Updated Dates:  April 21, 2020, May 20, 2020, June 16, 2020, July 16, 2020, August 14, 2020Original Date:  March 23, 2020 In order to limit the further spread of coronavirus, the U.S. has reached agreements with both Canada and Mexico to limit all non-essential travel across borders. Working closely and collaboratively, the […]
  • Cuccinelli Condemns House Homeland Security Committee Majority for Ignoring Worldwide Threats September 16, 2020
    On Wednesday, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) refused DHS’s multiple offers to have a senior department official present at a hearing on worldwide threats.In response to this transparent and brazen attempt at beltway political theater, Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Secretary (SOPDDS) Ken Cuccinelli issued the following statement:"Chairman Thompson can […]
  • Cuccinelli Prepared Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security on 'Worldwide Threats to the Homeland' September 16, 2020
    9:00 a.m., Thursday, September 17, 2020310 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC Good morning Chairman Thompson, Ranking Member Rogers, and distinguished members of the Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to testify before you on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding today’s threats to the Homeland. Born out of the ashes of 9/11, […]
  • DHS Provides $10 Million to Local Communities to Prevent Targeted Violence and Terrorism September 16, 2020
    WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security has awarded $10 million to 29 select projects to support the development of a nationwide Terrorism and Targeted Violence Prevention (TVTP) Framework. These awards were made through a competitive process under the Fiscal Year 2020 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant Program.“With these grants, DHS has prioritized programs […]
  • DHS Statement on OIG Letter Criticizing GAO’s Leadership Succession Report September 15, 2020
    On Monday, Department of Homeland Security Inspector General Joseph Cuffari sent a letter to House Chairs Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) declining to issue an opinion on the Government Accountability Office’s erroneous and partisan August 14 report on the succession of leadership at DHS.DHS Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs Alexei Woltornist issued the […]