Joint Task Force Rattlesnake


Joint Task Force Rattlesnake’s mission is to work alongside CALFIRE in order to help mitigate and prevent wildland fires through fuels mitigation projects and direct fire suppression.

Job Posting:

JTFRS Handcrew Member Vacancy Announcement (.pdf)

JTFRS – Online Prerequisites:

  • Step 1:
  • Step 2:
    • Click on “Register for a FEMA SID” if you don’t have an account.
    • Click on “Log in to FEMA SID” if you have an account. 
    • Click on “Forgot your FEMA SID?” if you forgot your account info. 
  • Step 3: 
  • Step 4:
    • Leave “Organizational Information” blank
  • Step 5: 
    • You will receive an email from
      It will give you your USER ID and will tell you to wait 1 hour before using the link. 
  • Step 6: 
    • Click on the “Logon NFA/NWCG Online” link from the email. 
      Log in using the USER ID from the email. 
      NFA/NWCG Website
  • Step 7: 
    • Once logged in, click on “Learning Quick Links”
  • Step 8: 
    • Click on “Find a Course to Take”
  • Step 9:
    • “Search” for the following courses and “Start Course”
      • S-190: Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior
      • L-180: Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service
      • S-130: Firefighting Training
      • ICS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System
      • ICS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response


Contact JTFRS Battle Desk at for any question, comments, and or concerns.


To Volunteer for Joint Task Force Rattlesnake, please complete the Volunteer for Joint Task Force Rattlesnake Request.