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 Shooter – Level 1 (8/2-3/21) Meridian

    August 2 @ 8:00 am - August 3 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Active Attack Integrated Response (AAIR 8/09-10/21

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

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

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

    October 18 @ 2:00 pm - October 21 @ 5:00 pm
RSS DHS News Releases
  • DHS to Cancel Laredo Sector Border Barrier Contracts July 23, 2021
    WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is terminating two border barrier contracts in the Laredo Sector that are not necessary to address any life, safety, environmental, or other remediation requirements, as described in the DHS Border Wall Plan implementing President Biden’s Proclamation.These are the […]
  • Readout of Secretary Mayorkas’s Meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan July 20, 2021
    WASHINGTON – On July 20, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas met with King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan during the King’s trip to Washington, D.C.  Secretary Mayorkas and the King reaffirmed the strong partnership between DHS and Jordan, and announced that Jordan will join U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Global Entry Program.  Admittance to […]
  • DHS Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Critical Pipeline Owners and Operators July 20, 2021
    Transportation Security Administration issues second Security Directive WASHINGTON – Today, in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to pipeline systems, DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the issuance of a second Security Directive that requires owners and operators of TSA-designated critical pipelines that transport hazardous liquids and natural gas to implement a number of urgently needed protections against cyber intrusions. “The lives and livelihoods of the American people depend on our collective […]
  • Update: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals July 19, 2021
    DACA Decision in State of Texas, et al., v. United States of America, et al., 1:18-CV-00068, (S.D. Texas July 16, 2021) (“Texas II”):On July 16, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas held that the DACA policy “is illegal.” The Court granted summary judgment on plaintiffs’ Administrative Procedure Act (APA) claims; […]
  • Secretary Mayorkas Announces Extension and Re-Designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status July 19, 2021
    Extension and Re-Designation Allows Additional Eligible Somalis to Apply for TPS and Employment Authorization DocumentsWASHINGTON—Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced an 18-month extension and re-designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).  This extension and re-designation will be in effect from September 18, 2021, through March 17, 2023.“Through the extension and re-designation […]
  • Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on DACA Ruling July 17, 2021
    Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement regarding yesterday’s ruling on the DACA program:“I am disappointed by yesterday’s ruling and its impact on families across the country, but it will not derail our efforts to protect Dreamers.  The Biden-Harris Administration—and this country—remain as committed as ever to ensuring that Dreamers are […]
  • DHS Statement on Safety and Immigration Enforcement During the 2021 Wildfire Season July 17, 2021
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is concerned about the potential impact of the 2021 wildfire season to western and southwestern portions of the United States.  Our highest priority remains the preservation of life and safety.In consideration of these distressing circumstances, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reminds the public that ICE focuses its limited resources […]
  • DHS Announces Funding Allocations for FY 2021 Preparedness Grants July 16, 2021
    WASHINGTON — Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the final allocations for $475 million for seven Fiscal Year 2021 competitive preparedness grant programs. These allocations, together with the almost $1.5 billion in non-competitive grant funding announced earlier this year, total nearly $2 billion in FY 2021 to help prepare our Nation against […]
  • United States Government Launches First One-Stop Ransomware Resource at StopRansomware.gov July 15, 2021
    New website provides cybersecurity resources from across the federal governmentWASHINGTON – Today, as part of the ongoing response, agencies across the U.S. government announced new resources and initiatives to protect American businesses and communities from ransomware attacks. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), together with federal partners, […]
  • Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on the Confirmation of Jen Easterly as CISA Director July 12, 2021
    WASHINGTON — Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement on the confirmation of Jen Easterly as Director of the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA):“I congratulate Jen Easterly on her confirmation as Director of CISA. Jen is a brilliant cybersecurity expert and a proven leader with a career spanning military service, civil […]