Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS)

SUBJECT:          Two notices regarding the ROSS 2.16.10 release

UPDATED:         November 30, 2017

#1: Unable to accept New version update for NON Forest Service users only

USER Action:      Due to Forest Service security policies, NON Forest Service users will need to navigate to the ROSS website and download the latest version of the installer to update to ROSS 2.16.10.  Users DO NOT need to UNINSTALL, simply override the current version with the installer files. (Click yes when asked if you want to override the current files)

NOTE: The new version of ROSS has been deployed to both FS Citrix and Non-FS Citrix and is available for use until the installer client has been updated.
 

Please contact the IIA Help Desk at 866-224-7677 if you need assistance. https://iia-hd.peckham-enclave.us/

 

General Information

The National Interagency Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS) operates in an estimated 400 interagency dispatch and coordination offices throughout the Nation. The ROSS tracks all tactical, logistical, service and support resources mobilized by the incident dispatch community. 

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.