Mississippi Office
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Events

Pediatric Specific Medical Education | 3/3/2015 12:00 AM

​Location:Emergency Management Operation Center Rankin County EOC


601 Marquette Road Brandon, MS 39042
Contact Nikki Irving @ mirving@umc.edu


ICS-400 Lowndes Co. Columbus MS | 3/4/2015 8:30 PM

A ICS 400 Class will be taught in Lowndes Co, Columbus MS –Location TBA.
The classes will be taught over 2 days for Law, Fire City and County Personnel from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm each day.


ICS 400: Advanced ICS Command and General Staff - Complex Incidents | 3/10/2015 8:30 AM

​This course provides training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in ICS-100 through ICS-300 courses. These earlier courses are prerequisites for ICS-400. The course objectives are as follows:
• Explain how major incidents engender special management challenges.
• Describe the circumstances in which an Area Command is established.
• Describe the circumstances in which multiagency coordination systems are established.


ICS-300 MBCI Choctaw MS Neshoba Co./MBCI Hospitality Center | 3/18/2015 8:30 AM

MBCI will be hosting an ICS 300 course for Tribal, City and County personnel and all other outside agencies and jurisdictions. Class will start at 0830 and go to roughly 1530 (4:30) each day. It is a 2 day course 16 + hours and builds upon your understanding of ICS for expanding and large incidents. Pre-requisites are: IS-100 and IS-200 which can both be found online through FEMA’S professional development series.


SMNS NURSING REFRESHER TRAINING / SMNS EXERCISE WITH AT RISK POPULATION | 3/18/2015 9:00 AM

PEARL COMMUNITY CENTER
2420 OLD BRANDON ROAD
PEARL, MS
ESF-8 AIRPORT
FREIGHTWAYS ROAD
JACKSON, MS
CONTACT MILLIE SMITH 601-939-2660


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Welcome from the Director

Everett L. (Rusty) Barnes

As Executive Director of the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Mississippi’s Homeland Security website. The Office of Homeland Security has the distinct honor and duty of providing leadership in the protection of the citizens of Mississippi from terrorist attacks, both foreign and domestic. Homeland Security is also responsible for providing timely advice to the Governor and cabinet in order to efficiently and immediately address potential terrorist threats or acts. Additionally, Homeland Security is tasked with providing leadership for preventing, preparing against, mitigating, and recovering from any man-made or natural crisis.

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Mississippi Safety

"Together, the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, the emergency response agencies and the people of Mississippi will continue to provide a safe environment and a great place to live."

                                                  - Everett L. Barnes, Jr.


What is CERT?

Community Emergency Response Teams or CERT is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security program that helps educate citizens about hazards and trains them in lifesaving skills so that they are better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. Local government prepares for everyday emergencies. However, during a disaster, emergency services can be overwhelmed.

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Overview: Citizen Information

In addition to the natural and technological hazards described in this publication, Americans face threats posed by hostile governments or extremist groups. These threats to national security include acts of terrorism and acts of war. The following is general information about national security emergencies.

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