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


    February 7, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - February 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

    April 11, 2022 @ 8:00 am - April 15, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
  3. FUNSAR with SARTECH II Certification

    September 12, 2022 @ 8:00 am - September 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
  4. Tracking Awareness

    November 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - November 3, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

    December 5, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - December 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
RSS DHS News Releases
  • DHS Announces Deadline Extension for National Climate Resilience Prize Competition December 7, 2021
    WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the deadline for submissions for the DHS Cooling Solutions Challenge has been extended to February 24, 2022.DHS first announced the prize competition in September 2021.  The competition is the first of a new series of prize competitions focused on strengthening nationwide resilience to climate change.  American […]
  • DHS Highlights Efforts to Address Human Trafficking December 3, 2021
    Combating human trafficking is a top priority for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Biden-Harris Administration. Today, the White House released an updated National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, which focuses on four key U.S. and global anti-trafficking efforts: prevention, protection, prosecution, and partnerships. DHS, a leader in the fight against […]
  • DHS Statement on Operational Implementation of MPP December 3, 2021
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is closely coordinating the court-mandated reimplementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) with the Government of Mexico (GOM).DHS is working with the Department of State and GOM to provide safe transport to and from certain locations in Mexico to U.S. ports of entry to attend court hearings and to […]
  • DHS Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Surface Transportation Owners and Operators December 2, 2021
    WASHINGTON – DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced two new Security Directives and additional guidance for voluntary measures to strengthen cybersecurity across the transportation sector in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to surface transportation systems and associated infrastructure. These actions are among several steps DHS is taking to increase the cybersecurity of U.S. […]
  • DHS, Justice, and State Prepare for Court-Ordered Reimplementation of MPP December 2, 2021
    */ En español UPDATE: Following the Government of Mexico’s independent decision to accept individuals returned pursuant to MPP, the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice will work out final operational details and begin the court-ordered re-implementation of the program on or around Monday, Dec.6. Once fully operational, MPP enrollments will take place across the Southwest Border, […]
  • Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Publishes New Resources to Expand Community Outreach Efforts December 1, 2021
    The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CIS Ombudsman) recently published new resources on its website to raise awareness of the office’s mission and to reach a broader population of stakeholders. The CIS Ombudsman is dedicated to improving the quality of citizenship and immigration services delivered to the public […]
  • DHS Begins Implementation of Immigration Enforcement Priorities November 29, 2021
    WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security today announced it will begin implementation of the Guidelines for the Enforcement of Civil Immigration Law signed by Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas on September 30.  “Today is an important step forward in ensuring that our workforce is empowered to exercise its prosecutorial discretion and focus its enforcement efforts […]
  • Operation Allies Welcome Announces Departure and Resettlement of Last Afghan Nationals from Fort Lee, Virginia November 17, 2021
    WASHINGTON — Today, Operation Allies Welcome (OAW) resettled the last group of Afghan nationals from Fort Lee, Virginia, the first of eight Department of Defense (DOD) installations established to temporarily house vulnerable Afghans, including those who are Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants. To date, more than 25,000 Afghan evacuees have been resettled in communities across […]
  • DHS Update Regarding the Investigation of Horse Patrol Activity in Del Rio, Texas on September 19, 2021 November 16, 2021
    WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides this update regarding the investigation of horse patrol activity in Del Rio, Texas on September 19, 2021.  The activity under investigation, which was captured in photographs and video that circulated nationwide, occurred during the large gathering of Haitian and other migrants near the International Bridge. U.S. Customs and Border […]
  • Statement from Secretary Mayorkas on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act November 15, 2021
    Today, President Biden signed into law the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.  This infrastructure bill delivers historic investments in our Nation’s crumbling infrastructure and, in doing so, creates millions of jobs and provides much-needed relief to disadvantaged communities across our country.I was honored to be present at the President’s signing ceremony today.  Our Department […]