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.

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

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Managing Lost Person Incidents / Virtual Search Planning

NDPC

National Domestic Preparedness Consortium

To apply for classes or more information

Contact Laura M. Fosselman

Mississippi Office of Homeland Security

Training Coordinator

SAA/TPOC

Cell: (601) 927-7783

Email: lfosselman@dps.ms.gov

ACTIVE SHOOTER PREPAREDNESS

Upcoming Classes

  1. Active Attack Integrated Response (AAIR 8/09-10/21

    August 9 @ 8:00 am - August 10 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events (ERASE)

    September 13 @ 8:00 am - September 15 @ 5:00 pm
  3. FUNSAR w/ SARTECH II Evaluation

    September 27 @ 8:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm
  4. ADSAR with SARTECH I certification

    October 18 @ 2:00 pm - October 21 @ 5:00 pm
  5. Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events (ERASE)

    November 8 @ 8:00 am - November 10 @ 5:00 pm
RSS DHS News Releases
  • DHS Statement on Updated CDC Order August 2, 2021
    “As part the United States’ COVID-19 mitigation efforts, DHS will continue to process individuals in accordance with the CDC’s updated Title 42 Order. Title 42 is not an immigration authority, but a public health authority, and its continued use is dictated by CDC and governed by the CDC's analysis of public health factors.“Under Title 42, […]
  • DHS Partners with Girl Scouts of the USA to Launch the 2021 Girl Scout Cyber Awareness Challenge August 2, 2021
    WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Homeland Security and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) launched the 2021 Girl Scout Cyber Awareness Challenge, a new initiative to encourage girls across the country to learn about cybersecurity and increase related awareness within their own communities, particularly around the growing threat of ransomware.  Developed in partnership with CYBER.ORG and DHS’s Cybersecurity and […]
  • DHS Releases New Resources to Combat Human Trafficking on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons   July 30, 2021
    WASHINGTON – Today, on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released new resources aimed at combatting human trafficking and supporting victims.  The new resources include the first-ever Continued Presence Resource Guide to assist federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies in supporting victims of human trafficking and advancing trafficking investigations and prosecutions.  DHS is also releasing a fact sheet for the business community detailing criminal authorities used for prosecuting forced labor and related offenses in China.  […]
  • DHS Statement on Expedited Removal Flights for Certain Families July 30, 2021
    Asylum and other legal migration pathways should be readily available to those who need them, and this Administration is committed to fairly and efficiently considering asylum claims.  Those not seeking protection or who do not qualify will be promptly returned to their country of origin.Consistent with that approach, the Department of Homeland Security today resumed expedited […]
  • Statement from Secretary Mayorkas on the Confirmation of Ur Mendoza Jaddou as Director of USCIS July 30, 2021
    Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement on the confirmation of Ur Mendoza Jaddou as Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).“It is my honor to congratulate Ur Mendoza Jaddou on her confirmation as Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.  Ur has two decades of […]
  • Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on the Arrival of the First Group of Afghan Nationals July 30, 2021
    Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement after the first group of Afghan nationals who helped support the U.S. mission in Afghanistan arrived in Ft. Lee, Virginia:“I am profoundly honored to welcome to the United States the first group of Afghan nationals who so admirably helped support the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.  The Department of […]
  • Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on U.S. Strategy for Immigration July 29, 2021
    Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement regarding the U.S. Strategy for Addressing the Root Causes of Migration in Central America and the Collaborative Migration Management Strategy:“The Biden-Harris Administration has outlined a comprehensive strategy to address the root causes leading to irregular migration from Central America and restore safe, orderly, and […]
  • Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on Arrests in Mexican Enforcement Operation Against a Transnational Criminal Organization July 29, 2021
    Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement regarding today’s announcement by Mexican Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero about a recent enforcement operation in Mexicali, Baja California that resulted in the arrest of seven individuals for their alleged participation in a human smuggling Transnational Criminal Organization:“I applaud Attorney General Gertz Manero and his office for the successful enforcement operation against a Transnational Criminal Organization in Mexico responsible […]
  • Joint Statement by Secretaries Mayorkas and Raimondo on President Biden’s New National Security Memorandum July 28, 2021
    Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo released a joint statement on President Biden’s signing of a new National Security Memorandum, “Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems.”“Today President Biden signed a new National Security Memorandum (NSM) to implement long overdue efforts to meet the scale and severity […]
  • Secretary Mayorkas Statement on President Biden’s Nominations for Leadership Positions at DHS July 27, 2021
    Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement on President Biden’s nominations of Bill Valdez as DHS Under Secretary for Management and Erik Hooks as FEMA Deputy Administrator:“Bill Valdez and Erik Hooks are distinguished leaders and recognized experts in their respective fields. They are well positioned to help the Department of Homeland Security […]