Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS)

POSTED:               09/17/18 at 10:10 MDT

SUBJECT:             ROSS Practice Outage 09/18/18

START:                  08:00 MDT

END:                      12:00 MDT

ISSUE:                  Update ROSS Practice to ver. 12.16.13

USER ACTION:   Uninstall ROSS Practice then reinstall ROSS Practice.


ROSS version 2.16.11 is currently deployed.

If you have a previous version of ROSS loaded, you must uninstall the old version before reinstalling 2.16.11.


ROSS 2.16.11 Installer:


2.16.11 Release Notes


SUBJECT:   Error when downloading ROSS using Windows 10

Administrative Privileges are required  to disable Windows Defender Antivirus.

ROSS users who have Windows 10 may need to:
1. Disable Windows Defender Antivirus before installing ROSS.
2. Download ROSS.
3. Enable Windows Defender Antivirus.

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. 

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. 

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.