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 Attack Integrated Response Course (AAIR) – June 28 -29, 2021

    June 28 @ 1:30 pm - June 29 @ 5:30 pm
  2. Active Shooter – Level 1 (7/12-13/21) Meridian

    July 12 @ 8:00 am - July 13 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Active Shooter – Level 1 (8/2-3/21) Meridian

    August 2 @ 8:00 am - August 3 @ 5:00 pm
  4. Active Shooter – Level 1 (9/13-14/21) Meridian

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

    September 27 @ 8:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm
RSS DHS News Releases
  • Readout of Secretary Mayorkas’s Trip to Mexico June 16, 2021
    WASHINGTON – On June 14-15, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas visited Mexico during his first international trip as Secretary — a reflection of the Department of Homeland Security’s commitment to a close and deep partnership with the Government of Mexico.  “I am proud of the partnership we are building with Mexico,” said […]
  • Joint Statement by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of State on the Expansion of Access to the Central American Minors Program June 15, 2021
    The following joint statement was released by Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken: "The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration have been making progress toward reinstituting and improving the Central American Minors (CAM) program since our agencies launched […]
  • Statement from Secretary Mayorkas on the National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism June 15, 2021
    With today’s release of the first-ever National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism, President Biden is demonstrating his steadfast commitment to addressing the most significant and persistent terrorism-related threat to the homeland today.In furtherance of the National Strategy, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will remain focused on addressing violence, while at the same time protecting privacy, civil […]
  • DHS Releases Plan for Use of Border Barrier Funds June 11, 2021
    Biden Administration Reaffirms Commitment to Serious Policy Solutions for Border ManagementWASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the agency’s plan for funds the previous administration was planning to use for construction of a border wall at the Southwest border of the United States. The plan fulfills a requirement of President Biden’s Proclamation ending the diversion of funds for border […]
  • Secretary Mayorkas, Mayor Garcetti Visit LA Cyber Lab June 11, 2021
    LOS ANGELES – Yesterday, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti visited the Los Angeles Cyber Lab and received a briefing on its operational capabilities. The Cyber Lab is a prime example of how a public-private partnership can shore up our cyber defenses across every level of government […]
  • Family Reunification Task Force Provides Initial Progress Report and Announces Upcoming Reunification of 29 Families June 8, 2021
    WASHINGTON – The Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families (Task Force) submitted to President Biden its Initial Progress Report, which details ongoing efforts to identify and reunite children who were unjustly separated from their parents at the United States-Mexico border under the prior Administration.“The Department of Homeland Security is committed to the relentless […]
  • Readout of Secretary Mayorkas’s Call with Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard June 5, 2021
    WASHINGTON – On Friday, June 4, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas spoke with Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations Marcelo Ebrard. They discussed modernization of technology and infrastructure to facilitate lawful trade and travel, COVID-19 related travel restrictions, and enhancing lawful pathways for immigration among other issues. Secretaries Mayorkas and Ebrard agreed to continue […]
  • DHS Announces New Efforts to Support the TSA Workforce June 3, 2021
    WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas today announced new efforts to support the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening officer workforce, including expanding collective bargaining at the national level and ensuring that TSA’s standards and processes adhere to the principles applied by the Merit Systems Protection Board.  Secretary Mayorkas also expressed the Department’s commitment to improving pay for the TSA workforce.   “TSA employees are outstanding public servants who work on the frontlines, including throughout the pandemic, to keep […]
  • Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on the President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget May 28, 2021
    The FY 2022 Budget will strengthen border; restore our immigration system; support efforts to detect, deter, and recover from malicious cyber attacks; and combat climate changeThe Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2022. As the Administration continues to make progress defeating the pandemic and getting our economy back on […]
  • DHS Coordinates with Partners to Secure the Indianapolis 500 May 28, 2021
    INDIANAPOLIS – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is working closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) law enforcement agencies to help ensure the safety and security of employees, drivers, crew, and fans during the Indianapolis 500 (Indy 500).“The Department of Homeland Security is proud to join our law enforcement partners at every level […]