How California National Guard's Joint Task Force Rattlesnake responds to wildfires

  • Source: KXTV ABC 10 Sacramento
  • Published: 07/10/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: As wildfires burn across California, the California National Guard's wildland fire crews are assisting with response. They're part of Cal Guard's Joint Task Force Rattlesnake, a team made up of more than 300 guard members working on wildfire prevention and mitigation. They also act as hand crews during fires. "What they do is they work directly for CAL FIRE, reducing all the fuels out in the wildlands, so clearing brush, improving and ensuring roads have access and what that enables us to do is get to fires quicker," said Maj. Gen. Matthew P. Beevers, the Adjutant General for Cal Guard. Task Force Rattlesnake crews are helping fight active wildfires, including the Shelly Fire in Siskiyou County, French Fire in Mariposa County and Royal Fire in Placer County.


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