Aegis Dei is a Memphis, Tennessee based OSHA Compliance Training, Private Sector & Hospital Based WMD Safety Training firm.  Aegis Dei specializes in OSHA Compliance Training, Vulnerability Assessment, Corporate WMD Training, WMD Mitigation & Disaster Response.  We serve Memphis & Jackson, Tennessee, Little Rock, Arkansas - and cities located within the Tri-State area.

In Greek mythology AEGIS was the shield of Zeus.  In Egyptian ritual AEGIS was a great collar worn around the neck of the Pharaohs, in battle.  In each tradition, AEGIS provided protection.  And we at Aegis Dei are here to provide protection for you, and most importantly, your business.  How do we do that?  Simply - training.  

Whether a large or small company, educating your workforce increases productivity and efficiency.  In turn, your business becomes more competitive in a local or global economy.  By providing ongoing training and employee development, you initiate a long-term investment in the people on whom you depend.   And by investing in them, morale and a positive work environment are maintained.  This builds pride among your employees, and with pride comes loyalty. Aegis offers a wide selection of courses that will aid in broadening their knowledge of occupational safety issues.  Your staff will not only be educated on how to avoid hazards, but more importantly, how to prevent them.  And as we all know, reduced risk not only ensures safety but also equals greater profitability. We at Aegis have the experience and training needed to assist your organization to remain compliant, consistent, and competitive.

Aegis understands the importance of maintaining a safe work environment for employees within various industries and organizations.  We also understand that it is crucial to be as prepared as possible for any type of emergency situation your staff may encounter.  We pride ourselves to guarantee that each student is trained to assess circumstances with preparedness and confidence.  Aegis is proud to offer a wide variety of courses to meet our clients needs. What sets Aegis apart is our ability to utilize our expertise in both the Public AND Private sectors of our community.   We offer OSHA Compliance training for General Industry, Public Health/Hospital Based WMD Safety Training, and Private Sector/Corporate WMD Safety training.

Aegis strives to provide a concise coordinated training effort in order to reduce the risk to the key resources of the private sector infrastructure, posed by industrial accidents, natural and man-made disasters, and acts of terrorism. Aegis envisions  a safe and secure private infrastructure sustained through strong training partnerships, which will emphasize preparedness, timely response, and rapid recovery.

As Founder and Teaching Principle, Leland Hopkins brings a unique blend of training and experience to Aegis.  Having spent the last several years in the Memphis Fire Department’s Special Operations Section, Hopkins responsibilities have included hazardous materials and WMD response at the local, state, and federal level.  He has developed and delivered training curricula in both disciplines as well as developed response and management SOPs for each.  During this same period, Hopkins has trained at some of the foremost WMD facilities in the world, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Domestic Preparedness at Fort McClellan, New Mexico Institute of Mines and Technology’s Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center, Louisiana State University’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training, the Counter-Terrorism Operation Support Branch at Nevada Test Site, the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground, and the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy.  In 1992 Hopkins became one of the founding members of Tennessee Task Force One, one of 28 FEMA sponsored and federally funded Urban Search and Rescue Teams strategically located throughout the U.S.  During his tenure he has served as a Hazardous Materials Specialist and Weapons of Mass Destruction Specialist on 21 federal disaster declarations, and 4 national security events.  He currently serves as one of the team's WMD and Hazardous Materials Team Managers, and as a WMD instructor within the FEMA USAR System.  He is a WMD Subject Matter Expert for the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, and currently chairs the TNTF-1, WMD Work Group.