Training

MEMA offers an extensive array of training opportunities for state and local emergency managers, public officials, members of volunteer relief organizations and professionals in related fields. The MEMA training program is a comprehensive and effective vehicle to train state and local officials in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Jurisdictions across Mississippi prepare in advance through training activities and by using the skills learned to build local teams and coalitions that respond to emergencies.

Requirements listed in the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) packages given each year to participating counties pertain only to personnel who receive EMPG funding. These requirements change on a yearly basis. Training requirements are for all local civil defense directors or emergency management directors, whether a participating county or a non-participating county, as stated in the Mississippi Emergency Management Act of 1995 (Title 33, Chapter 15 Mississippi Code of 1972).

Additional EMPG Forms:

If you have questions regarding the EMPG or training, please contact Branch Director Susan Hardy.

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