Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS)

UPDATE POSTED 7/11/2019 AT 1400




ISSUE:  There will be a ROSS Production outage tonight, July 11, 2019, starting at midnight, for NESS Monthly Maintenance, lasting approximately 1.5 hours.


START:  7/12/2019  0000 MDT


END:  7/12/2019 0130 MDT


USER ACTION:  No Action Required.




UPDATE POSTED 6/28/2019 at 1000 MDT




There will be a NAP outage to deploy NAP 1.3.11 on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at 0100 (midnight) MDT and lasting for 5 hours.  Access to NAP applications will be down during deployment.



UPDATE POSTED: 06/13/2019 at 1200 MDT

SUBJECT: NAP Version 1.3.11 and ROSS version 2.16.15 Release Notes are available here.

Update Posted: 04/21/19 at 0700

ROSS-IROC Newsletter April 2019

UPDATE POSTED: 04/01/19 at 1230 MDT

SUBJECT: New ROSS Reports Help Documents

ROSS Reports Upgrade Help

ROSS Reports Center Folders




UPDATE POSTED: December 3, 2018 at 1000 MST

SUBJECT:             ROSS-IROC Newsletter December 2018



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.