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
  • 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 […]
  • DHS Launches Innovative Hiring Program to Recruit and Retain World-Class Cyber Talent November 15, 2021
    WASHINGTON –  Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched the Cybersecurity Talent Management System (CTMS), a new personnel system that will enable DHS to more effectively recruit, develop, and retain our Nation’s top cybersecurity professionals. CTMS will enable DHS to fill mission-critical cybersecurity positions by screening applicants based on demonstrated competencies, competitively compensating employees, and […]
  • DHS Issues National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin November 10, 2021
    WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the current heightened threat environment across the United States.  This NTAS Bulletin replaces the current Bulletin, which was set to expire tomorrow at 2:00 pm. As of November 10, 2021, DHS is not aware of an imminent and credible threat to a specific location in the United States.  The United […]
  • DHS Announces Six New Countries Eligible for the H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs November 9, 2021
    WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Department of State, has announced six new countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B visa programs in the coming year.  The notice listing the eligible countries will be published in the Federal Register on Nov. 10, 2021.“The Department of […]
  • DHS Announces Fee Exemptions, Streamlined Processing for Afghan Nationals as They Resettle in the U.S. November 8, 2021
    WASHINGTON — Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will exempt filing fees and streamline application processing for Afghan nationals who were paroled into the United States for humanitarian reasons on or after July 30, 2021.  These actions will help facilitate their resettlement in the U.S. by streamlining the processing of requests […]
  • Starting Today Fully Vaccinated Travelers Permitted to Enter U.S. via Land and Ferry Border Crossings November 8, 2021
    WASHINGTON – Starting today, foreign nationals who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have appropriate documentation will be permitted to enter the United States via land ports of entry (POEs) and ferry terminals for non-essential reasons such as tourism. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reminds these travelers to be prepared to (1) provide […]
  • Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on the Nomination of Kenneth L. Wainstein to Lead the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis November 5, 2021
    WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement on the nomination of Kenneth L. Wainstein to serve as Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security:“President Biden has nominated a dedicated public servant, Kenneth L. Wainstein, to lead DHS’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis.  Ken […]
  • DHS Selects Northeastern University to Lead Center of Excellence for Engineering Secure Environments from Targeted Attacks November 3, 2021
    WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced the selection of Northeastern University to lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners for a new Center of Excellence for Engineering Secure Environments from Targeted Attacks (ESE).  S&T will provide ESE with a $3.6 million grant for its first operating year of a ten-year grant period.   “Researching and developing science and […]