MISSISSIPPI STATE – Mississippi State University Extension Service is connecting law enforcement agencies with trainers on a mission to protect innocent citizens from active shooters.

Ryan Akers, assistant professor of community preparation and disaster management with the MSU Extension Service, said people do not want to think tragic... more


NEW YORK (Reuters) - If you're someone who worries about how first responders and hospitals in your town would perform after a hurricane like Sandy, a Joplin tornado, an anthrax mailing, an outbreak of bird flu or other health threat, a new study has some pointers: stay away from Kansas and Montana.

But you might want to consider moving... more


Mississippi State University’s Campus-Community Emergency Response Team and the Maroon Volunteer Center will host a Personal Readiness and Emergency Preparation program from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Bost Extension Center.

The program is free and open to the public, and free lunch is provided, but space is limited to 200... more


Through a grant from the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, the Mississippi State University Extension Service has launched and trained a Campus Community Emergency Response Team, or C-CERT.

Ryan Akers, assistant extension professor and MSU C-CERT coordinator, said the C-CERT is a group of volunteers trained in disaster assessment... more