Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security

Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security

The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security is an agency of State of Oklahoma


We will never forget.

Grants 21/08/2023

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (ODEMHS) is accepting applications for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program grants from September 1st to 30th of 2023.

ODEMHS is anticipating awarding up to $50,000 which will be distributed through a competitive funding opportunity for CERT disaster preparedness, training, and education needs of Oklahomans.

Funding amounts are awarded by ODEMHS. The maximum amount per award will be $10,000 for planning, organization, equipment, training, exercise. Interested parties may apply for funding for a CERT Program.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program is a training program that prepares citizens to help themselves, their families, and their neighbors in the event of a disaster in their community. Through CERT, citizens can learn about disaster preparedness and receive training in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and medical operations. With this training, volunteers can provide critical support by giving immediate assistance to victims before emergency first responders arrive on scene.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Only applications that include the following completed items will be evaluated:

Completed ODEMHS application template

Must have an “established CERT team” and/or proof (documentation) to startup of CERT team.

Letter of Support or acknowledgment from the corresponding County Emergency Management Office (except in the case where the applicant is the County Emergency Management Office)

Team biography and when it was established, or priorities for team startup.

Affiliation (whether through school/church/city/county who deploys team)

Proposed budget worksheet.

Applicant must be able to complete the project by May 31, 2024

Thank you for all you do to protect Oklahoma.

Click below to download the applicationhttps://oklahoma.gov/content/dam/ok/en/homeland-security/documents/sub-grant-forms/cert-program-grant-funding-opportunity-application.pdf

For more information

Grants Welcome OKOHS Sub-Recipients! We hope you find this page helpful. It is designed to put all pertinent resources, forms, tools, and information about grant opportunities at your fingertips. Please notice on the left there is a tab for sub-recipient forms, under this tab you can find all grant related...


Opening September 1!

Oklahoma School Security Grant Program (OSSG):
On July 1, 2023, the Oklahoma State Department of Education (SDE) was appropriated $1,400,000.00 in funds to be distributed as grants through the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (ODEMHS). Grants will consist of awards up to $50,000.00 for physical security enhancements.

Photos from Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security Training's post 20/07/2023
NIMS Instructor Workshop - OKOHS 14/06/2023

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Photos from Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security Training's post 02/06/2023

EMI's 2024 NIMS Position Specific VIRTUAL TtT Schedule

Get your TtT virtually and join Oklahoma's cadre of PS instructors!

Refer to the National Preparedness Course Catalog (https://www.firstrespondertraining.gov/frts) for the specific selection criteria for each course of instruction.

To Apply:
Visit the National Emergency Training Center Online Admissions Application (https://training.fema.gov/netc_online_admissions.)

Contact State NIMS Coordinator April Keeler [email protected] with questions.


Flash flooding is extremely dangerous! Please do not go outside if your area is flooded— the water can be contaminated and contain dangerous debri or power lines that can charge the water.

More: ready.gov/floods


EMI Learning Management System (LMS)
Rollout July 10th, 2023

We're excited to announce that the new LMS rollout is scheduled for 7/10/2023! To ensure a smooth transition, there will be an outage period from 6/30/2023 to 7/10/2023.

EMI Learning Management System (LMS) Rollout Update

Here's what students need to know:

The Independent Study site and exams (formerly located on Emergency Management Institute | Independent Study Program (IS) (fema.gov)) will be unavailable starting 6/30/2023.
Independent Study Transcript requests (formerly accessible via the EMI student portal at (Emergency Management Institute (EMI) | Student Portal (fema.gov)) will be unavailable starting 6/30/2023.
Once the new system is live, students must log in to access their records and Independent Study Courses. Prepare your account for the new system:
Verify and update your FEMA SID information by clicking on "Edit Profile" in FEMA Student Identification (SID) System (dhs.gov). Self-help actions and FAQs are available.
Review your Student Transcript (Independent Study only) at EMI Student Portal at Emergency Management Institute (EMI) | Student Portal (fema.gov). Ensure your SID information is up to date before this step.
Verify your transcript for accuracy and make necessary corrections before the new system goes live.
Learn more about the change and prepare your account for the transition: https://training.fema.gov/news/


Come join us for a week-long day camp for high school students! Students will receive FEMA Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic training and certification. This day camp is for high schoolers desiring to learn preparedness skills and how to assist their community post disaster. REGISTER NOW!



Join Tracey for a virtual discussion on preparedness and planning!



Parenting in the tech age is a fairly recent phenomenon and many parents aren’t sure how to navigate these new waters. How old should your kids be when they get a phone? What sites are safe and how can I protect my children from online predators? We will tackle many of these difficult topics on Sunday, April 23rd at 5pm at Goldsby Church, located just south of Norman right off I-35 at 153 W. Center Road. All parents are encouraged to attend and we will be having a follow up conference for teens and older children in the weeks that follow.
The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security and local law enforcement will be leading our presentation.


Registration is now open! More than 100 classes willl be provided over a 4-day conference in Edmond, Oklahoma March 29, 30, 31, and April 1, 2023. Our target audience is not only fire departments. It is open to Law Enforcement, EMS, private industry, and hazmat cleanup companies. If you work around hazardous materials, please come. The best part…it is free training. HazmatOklahoma.com.


Today, Secretary Mayorkas issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the continued heightened threat environment across the United States.

Today, Secretary Mayorkas issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the continued heightened threat environment across the United States.

Read the full Bulletin here: https://www.dhs.gov/ntas/advisory/national-terrorism-advisory-system-bulletin-november-30-2022


Like other disasters, earthquakes can disrupt our lives and have lasting impacts on communities. It is important that citizens, communities, and businesses are prepared for hazards that may affect them. To support this preparedness mindset, CUSEC is once again joining millions of others by participating in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill.

The ShakeOut drill is set for Thursday, October 20, at 10:20AM local time*. During the self-led drill, participants will practice "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" and other actions to improve preparedness. The first step to getting started in the ShakeOut is to log on to www.ShakeOut.org and register to participate. From there, you can access drill manuals, materials, and other resources needed to get started. Because earthquakes can occur at any time, we encourage everyone to use the ShakeOut as an opportunity to assess their potential vulnerabilities, make improvements, and practice how to be safe.


We are excited to engage with and the for the 19th annual . Follow as they release new every week in October, to help protect organizations and individuals.

It’s here! During , learn how to stay safe online and how everyone plays a role in cybersecurity: go.dhs.gov/ZS8


Our thoughts and prayers are with Sergeant Burke’s family and our partners at OKCPD during this terrible tragedy.

We have terrible news to pass on to you. Oklahoma City Police Sergeant Meagan Burke was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident early this morning.

Sgt. Burke, who served our city as an OKC police officer since May of 2016, was driving north on I-44 near SW 44th St., when a southbound vehicle swerved left, was propelled over the center guardrail, and struck Sgt. Burke’s vehicle head-on. Sgt. Burke was pronounced dead at the scene. She was 31 years old.

The driver of the other vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation is still in the early stages, and we will have more information for you as it becomes available.

Build A Kit | Ready.gov 26/09/2022

Build A Kit | Ready.gov These resources teach you to build an emergency kit filled with the items you need to survive on your own for several days after a disaster. After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for sever...


This , help keep your community safe by saving the appropriate number(s) in your phone. You can report suspicious activity 24 hours a day to OSBI's Oklahoma Information Fusion Center (OIFC) by calling (405) 842-8534.

Learn more about how to report terrorism-related suspicious activity: https://bit.ly/3nPmTrc


OKOHS strives to make National Incident Management System (NIMS) Implementation as uncomplicated as possible for all organizations.

Nonprofits, such as community-based, faith-based, or national organizations (e.g., National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, American Red Cross), play vital roles in incident management. NIMS provides stakeholders across the whole community with the shared vocabulary, systems, and processes to conduct well integrated and effective incident management operations.

For more information, visit our website https://oklahoma.gov/homeland-security/nims.html or contact April Keeler State NIMS Coordinator [email protected].


2023 ORE is scheduled for October 2-4, 2023!


Today we remember those we lost. We honor them through our continued commitment to serve our communities.

“Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.”
—President Obama in a 2011 radio address


Save the Date!
Know a student interested in a future in cybersecurity? High school and university students are invited to sign-up for a Capture the Flag event next Spring. Registration is free with lunch provided. Spaces are limited and will fill up fast! See the invitation for details.



Come out and bring the kids! Be sure to say hello to our Community Preparedness and Public Outreach Coordinator Tracey Bender!


Please keep the family of Sgt. Bobby Swartz in your prayers. Bobby was killed this afternoon serving lockout paperwork.


Condolences to our partners at the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office. We will be praying for all involved, especially the deputies and their families, during this tragedy.

Oklahoma Homeland Security holds active threat training in Ardmore 22/08/2022

Oklahoma Homeland Security holds active threat training in Ardmore The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security held a free seminar in Ardmore last week to teaching people what to do during a shooting.

Timeline photos 25/07/2022

Look Before You Lock!


2022 Youth Preparedness Camp!

“We are down to the last 24 hours of the camp and it has been an amazing week with this crew. They were engaged and worked hard... Couldn't be more proud.” -Tracey Bender Community Preparedness & Public Outreach Manager

Congratulations campers and crew on a successful week!

O-305, Type 3 All-Hazards Incident Management Team - OKOHS 08/07/2022

THREE spots have opened up for the O-305 starting Monday in OKC. Follow the link below to register, be sure to send your prerequisites to April Keeler to be approved.

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Forest, grass and brush fires are far more likely to be started on July 4th than on any other day of the year. In the face of that sobering statistic, Oklahoma Forestry Services is urging an extra measure of caution during traditional holiday activities such as campfires, cookouts and fireworks for Independence Day this year.

Even with recent rains in the state, drought is creeping back into areas of western and southern Oklahoma, making conditions ripe for rapidly spreading wildfires.

“As people prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, we are asking them to be careful with outside fires,” said State Forester Mark Goeller. “We are also hoping they will be extra cautious while using fireworks in light of reemerging drought conditions and wildfire potential.”

Thousands of wildfires have been sparked over the Independence Day holiday during the past 30 years according the National Fire Prevention Association. Fireworks were to blame for more than half of those. Hot and dry conditions enable sparks and falling embers to more easily ignite trees, shrubs and other vegetation. The slightest breeze can carry that fire far and wide.

“This is certainly not meant to spoil anyone’s holiday fun,” Goeller said. “We are only asking our neighbors around the state to be careful and use common sense.”

OFS is offering the following tips for safer holiday fun:
- Put barbecue grills over bare dirt or other non-flammable surfaces; consider using gas grills.
- Build campfires in open, level spots away from overhanging branches; use designated fire rings when available or required.
- Keep a hose, bucket of water and wet towels nearby to extinguish small fires.
- Keep fireworks away from buildings, dry grass and brush.
- Dispose of used fireworks in a bucket of water.

Oklahoma Forestry Services is the state’s lead wildland firefighting agency. For additional information about wildfires, visit http://forestry.ok.gov


A group of highly motivated students, pictured, at the start of day 4 of L0449 ICS Train-the-Trainer in Tulsa, OK.

Students from law enforcement, fire, emergency Management, and the private sector upping their instructional skill to prepare State, Local, and Tribal communities.

Visit FEMA - Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Home Page for future training opportunities.


Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:45
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:45
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:45
Thursday 08:00 - 16:45
Friday 08:00 - 16:45