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 @ 2:00 pm - February 10 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Active Shooter – Level 1 (2/14-15/2022) Meridian

    February 14 @ 8:00 am - February 15 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Active Attack Integrated Response (AAIR) 3/28-29/2022

    March 28 @ 8:00 am - March 29 @ 5:00 pm
  4. Active Attack Integrated Response (AAIR) 4/4-5/2022

    April 4 @ 8:00 am - April 5 @ 5:00 pm

    April 11 @ 8:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm
RSS DHS News Releases
  • Readout of Secretaries Mayorkas and Cardona’s Meeting with HBCU Presidents on International Day of Education January 24, 2022
    WASHINGTON – Today, on International Day of Education, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona hosted a discussion with presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from across the nation to share information on grant programs, training resources, research opportunities, and other tools available to HBCUs to strengthen campus […]
  • DHS Helps Law Enforcement Spot and Respond to Human Trafficking January 24, 2022
    Hosts Awareness Training for State and Local Law Enforcement Officers in Gainesville, Florida WASHINGTON - On Thursday, January 20, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) hosted state and local law enforcement officers from the Gainesville, FL area for a Human Trafficking Awareness Training (HTAT). The HTAT program provides law enforcement officers with an in-depth understanding of the crime of human trafficking. The training consists of case studies, videos, and student-centered activities […]
  • DHS Advances Biden-Harris Efforts to Stop Flow of Goods Produced by Forced Labor January 24, 2022
    Requests Public Input to Implement Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act and Block Importation of Goods Produced by Forced Labor in the People’s Republic of China  WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced, as part of its implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), that it will seek public input to inform the Department’s continued […]
  • DHS Expands Opportunities in U.S. for STEM Professionals January 21, 2022
    Department adds Twenty-Two New Fields of Study and Takes Additional Steps to Attract Critical STEM Talent The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced 22 new fields of study have been added to the STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) program to enhance the contributions of nonimmigrant students studying in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and […]
  • U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Education Release Toolkit of Federal Resources to Help Rebuild Puerto Rico’s School Infrastructure January 21, 2022
    */ En español Today, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Department of Education released a toolkit outlining federal resources available to help Puerto Rico recover and rebuild safe, healthy, and modernized school facilities.  The Departments of Energy and Labor, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency, also […]
  • DHS to Require Non-U.S. Individual Travelers Entering the United States at Land Ports of Entry and Ferry Terminals to be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 January 20, 2022
    */ En español New Requirements at Land Ports of Entry and Ferry Terminals Will Protect Public Health While Facilitating Cross-Border Trade and Travel WASHINGTON – Beginning on January 22, 2022, DHS will require non-U.S. individuals seeking to enter the United States via land ports of entry and ferry terminals at the U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide related proof of vaccination, as […]
  • Message from Secretary Mayorkas on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 14, 2022
    Colleagues,On Monday, people across the United States will pause to honor the life of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is a moment for all of us to reflect on Dr. King’s vision and consider how his message of nonviolence and his pursuit of justice can remain a part of our Department’s daily work […]
  • Department of Homeland Security Announces Climate Change Professionals Program January 12, 2022
    WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the creation of a new Climate Change Professionals Program to recruit recent graduates and current federal employees to support the Department’s growing focus on adapting to climate change and improving resilience.  The program is one of many new activities under the umbrella of the DHS Climate Change Action Group, established in 2021 by […]
  • United States Coast Guard Transitions to State-of-the-Art Financial Management System January 7, 2022
    New integrated financial, procurement, and asset management system improves DHS resource managementWASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Management Directorate announced that the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has recently transitioned to an updated integrated financial, procurement, and asset management system, called the Financial System Modernization Solution (FSMS). The new system includes automated […]
  • DHS Statement on the Importance of Seeking Safety and Support Regardless of Immigration Status Following Recent Wildfires in Colorado January 6, 2022
    WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is working with its federal, state, local, and non-governmental partners to support the needs of the areas affected by the devastating wildfires in Colorado.U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) remind the public that sites that provide emergency response and relief […]