Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS)

UPDATE POSTED 02/21/17, 1230 MT

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Deployment of ROSS PRODUCTION 2.16.8 and NAP 3.1.6 for 02/21/17 has been cancelled. The new deployment is scheduled for Wednesday 2/22/17 beginning at 2000 MT. The deployment will last approximately five hours, until Thursday 2/23/17at 0100 MT.

Users will be required to accept the update.

Release notes are available at the ROSS Website, https://famit.nwcg.gov/applications/ROSS/history/docsArchive

Please contact the IIA Help Desk at 866-224-7677 if you need assistance.

 

NOTICE POSTED 02/13/17, 1215 MT

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Please note:  ROSS PRACTICE 2.16.8 update from last week has affected the following functionality in ROSS PRACTICE.  This will be resolved with the update of NAP 1.3.6 on 2/21.  ROSS PRODUCTION 2.16.7 is not affected and 2.16.8 will not see any effect either as NAP will be updated the same time ROSS 2.16.8 is deployed.

  • Adding a User in ROSS

  • Login to Web Status

Please contact the IIA Help Desk at 866-224-7677 if you need assistance.

UPDATE POSTED 02/03/17 1015 MST

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ROSS PRACTICE Unavailable 02/07/17

ROSS Practice will be unavailable on Tuesday 02/07/17 from 0800 MST until 1200 MST

User will be required to accept the update.

Please contact the IIA Help Desk at 866-224-7677 if you need assistance.

 

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.

Eastern Area and Southern Area – Melinda Brogden - mbrogden@fs.fed.us
Northern Rockies and Northwest – Gina Papke – gpapke@fs.fed.us
Northern and Southern California – Jerry Clements – jclements@fs.fed.us
Great Basin –  Shep Crim - shepardcrim@fs.fed.us
Rocky Mountain – Beth Spencer – mespencer@fs.fed.us
Alaska and NICC – Mary Toews – mtoews@fs.fed.us
Southwest – Beth Grey Cloud – egreycloud@fs.fed.us

 

 

General

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.