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Requesting an Account

Before you can use the WFDSS application to track incidents, you must have an account. Once you set up an account, you can access both the production and the training application using the same user name and password, though your user privileges might be different in each system. You only need to request an account once, as the account can be used for the duration of your career; additional accounts are unnecessary. You can update the contact information in WFDSS as you relocate and/or change jobs to ensure its accuracy.

Federal employees must provide a government email address with one of the following domains:

Non-federal employees are approved as needed to support the interagency fire management mission, but are required to provide proof of security awareness training.

You can access the Request Account page from either the WFDSS Website Home Page (http://wfdss.usgs.gov), or from the appropriate login screen (Training or Production) for the WFDSS application.

To request an account:

Note: Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Navigate to the WFDSS Home web page > click Request Account from the menu options on the left, or
    • Navigate to the WFDSS Training or Production login web page > click the Request New Account link located below the Sign In fields.
  2. The Preliminary User Qualifications page opens. Review the user qualifications.
  3. Click Continue to move to the Request User Account page, or click Cancel to return to the WFDSS login screen.
  4. Enter a User Name (at least six characters, containing lowercase letters, digits, and the special characters @, underscore (_), and period).
  5. Enter your First and Last Name.
  6. Enter your Telephone Number and primary Email Address.
  7. If you have a cell phone number and secondary email address, enter that information.
  8. Enter your security question, your answer, and confirm your answer.
  9. Select your Geographic Area, Agency, and Unit.
  10. Click Submit.

Once your request is approved, you receive an email confirming your user name and password. If you don't receive an email with your password within a couple of hours of submitting your request, please contact the HelpDesk from https://iiahelpdesk.nwcg.gov/.

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Last updated on 2/14/2014 2:53:22 PM.

 

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User Profile

To request an account:

Preliminary User Qualifications page

See Also

About the My Home page

WFDSS User Roles

Logging into WFDSS

Finding Your User Name

Changing Your Password

Requesting an Automted Password Reset

Understanding Locked User Accounts

Setting up Your Security Question

Changing Your Security Question

Answering the Security Question

Viewing Your Activities

Updating Your Contact Information

Creating a Duplicate Account

Justifying a New User Profile

Requesting Additional User Roles

Changing Your System Preferences

About Fly-out Menus

Reference

Field Descriptions

Glossary Resources

Spatial Data Reference

Landscape Data Source Reference

Relative Risk Reference

Organization Assessment Reference

Fire Behavior Reference

About the WFDSS Decision Editors