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

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RSS DHS News Releases
  • Readout of Secretary Mayorkas’s Visit to Donna, Texas with Congressional Delegation May 8, 2021
    WASHINGTON – On Friday, May 7, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas led a Congressional Delegation to Donna, Texas to receive an update on unaccompanied children arriving at our Southern Border and view conditions at the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Donna Processing Facility. The delegation was provided an overview of the progress being made at Donna and […]
  • DHS Ratifies Rule that Removes 30 Day EAD Processing Requirement May 7, 2021
    Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas’s ratification of a rule regarding applications for employment authorization documents (EAD) filed by people who have applied for asylum. While the promulgation of the rule and its ratification were necessary and justified due to operational realities, Secretary Mayorkas recognizes that work authorization is […]
  • Readout of Secretary Mayorkas’s Virtual Meeting with Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Relations Marcelo Ebrard May 6, 2021
    On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas spoke with Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Relations Marcelo Ebrard.  During the conversation, the Secretaries emphasized their shared focus on enhancing bilateral economic cooperation, agreed to work together on COVID-19 mitigation measures, and discussed deepened collaboration on the development of regional approaches to irregular […]
  • Secretary Mayorkas Urges Small Businesses to Protect Themselves Against Ransomware May 5, 2021
    DHS Launches Next Phase of Cybersecurity “Sprints” with New Effort to Recruit Diverse Cyber Talent  WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas urged small businesses to proactively guard against the growing threat of ransomware during a virtual event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Video of the full event is available here.“We recognize and appreciate the fact that small businesses comprise the backbone of our Nation’s […]
  • Biden Administration Begins This Week to Reunite Families Separated Under the Prior Administration May 3, 2021
    WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and the Family Reunification Task Force announced that this week, the Biden Administration will begin to reunite families who were unjustly separated at the United States-Mexico border under the prior administration.   “The Family Reunification Task Force has been working day and night, across the federal government and with counsel for the families and our foreign partners, to address the […]
  • Infographic: DHS Action on the Southwest Border Yields Results May 3, 2021
    DHS and HHS were left to rebuild the capacity to shelter and process the children, after having inherited a system that had been entirely dismantled by the prior administration. This infographic demonstrates the tremendous progress that DHS and its partners have made to safely and efficiently transfer unaccompanied children out of CBP custody and into […]
  • Photos: DHS Action on the Southwest Border Yields Results May 3, 2021
    DHS and HHS were left to rebuild the capacity to shelter and process the children, after having inherited a system that had been entirely dismantled by the prior administration. These photos demonstrate the tremendous progress that DHS and its partners have made to safely and efficiently transfer unaccompanied children out of CBP custody and into […]
  • DHS Announces Steps to Protect Border Communities from Wall Construction April 30, 2021
    WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced initial steps to protect border communities from physical dangers resulting from the previous administration’s approach to border wall construction.  On his first day in office, President Biden issued a Proclamation terminating the redirection of funds diverted for border wall construction, pausing all wall construction to the extent […]
  • Statement by Secretary of Homeland Security Mayorkas on President Biden’s Nomination of Ed Gonzalez for ICE Director April 27, 2021
    WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement on President Biden’s nomination of Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to serve as the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE):“Sheriff Ed Gonzalez is a strong choice for ICE Director. With a distinguished career in law enforcement and public service, Sheriff Gonzalez […]
  • DHS Announces Extension of REAL ID Full Enforcement Deadline April 27, 2021
    */ WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID full enforcement date by 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023, due to circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has significantly impacted states’ ability to issue […]