MOHS: Mississippi Office of Homeland Security

National Terrorism Advisory System

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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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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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Welcome from the Director

 
 

Everett L. (Rusty) Barnes 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.

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