Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS)

UPDATE POSTED:  11/12/2019 AT 1115 MST

 

SUBJECT:  ROSS PRODUCTION OUTAGE

 

ISSUE:  There will be a ROSS Production outage tonight, November 12, 2019, starting at 2200 MST to deploy ROSS Version 2.16.16.

 

START:  11/12/19 AT 2200 MST

END:  11/13/19 AT 0230 MST

 

USER ACTION:  UNINSTALL AND REINSTALL ROSS

 

Please contact the IIA Helpdesk if you have questions or concerns.

 

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Charter 
In 1998, the National Wildfire Coordination Group (NWCG) chartered the ROSS Project to automate the manual resource status and ordering business process which primarily operated over telephones. 

Policy
ROSS operates under the guidance of the National Mobilization Guide and Dispatch Guides / Procedures. Policy is set by NWCG member agencies. 

ROSS Project Team
The United States Forest Service (USFS) has been designated by the NWCG as the agency that is accountable for representing the interests of all NWCG member organizations. The USFS is the Managing Partner for ROSS and provides the primary share of financing. Beth Spencer, is the Project Manager who is accountable for all aspects of the system.

VIPR/ROSS interface

The VIPR/ROSS interface was implemented 02/29/2016. Dispatch centers with VIPR Dispatch Priority Lists will see VIPR resources populating both the Resource Status screen and the VIPR tab on the Pending Request screen in ROSS. 

Reconciling duplicate resources:  It is possible there will be a VIPR resource from the VIPR database and a “hand entered” VIPR resource in your ROSS database. VIPR/ROSS  Duplicate Resource Cleanup can help you resolve duplicate resources. 

Questions? Contact your ROSS GACC Representative (see list below) or your GACC.