Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS)


NOTICE POSTED: 03/15/18 at 0645 MDT



SUBJECT:             Planned Outage 03/15/18 at 2200 MDT

ISSUE:                   Required monthly ROSS/NAP patching.

START:                  03/15/18 at 2200 MDT.

END:                      03/15/18 at 2400 MDT.

USER ACTION:   No action required.


NOTICE POSTED: 01/18/18 at 1015 MST



SUBJECT:             Error when downloading ROSS using Windows 10

ISSUE:                   ROSS users who have Windows 10 must disable Windows Defender Antivirus before downloading ROSS.

NOTE:                   Administrative Privileges are required.

Disable Windows Defender Antivirus. Download ROSS. Enable Windows Defender Antivirus.


SUBJECT:          ROSS 2.16.10 update and Non Forest Service users

UPDATED:         December 28, 2017

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

USER Action:     Due to Forest Service security policies, Non Forest Service users are unable to accept updates to ROSS. To get the latest version of ROSS, Non Forest Server users must navigate to the ROSS website Download Apps and download and run the ROSS 2.16.10 installer.  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.


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.