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Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the highest-quality, cost-effective fire and emergency services to all District residents. These services shall be provided equally throughout the District and at the behest of the District’s citizens. We shall uphold the standards in conduct that reflect the values of the Lookingglass community. We shall maintain accurate and complete records and strive for transparency and honesty in each endeavor.


This page is an overview of our Fire District and Fire Department. It also includes fire alerts and other useful safety information related to fire, home, and travel.

District News

Lookingglass Rural Fire District is tax-supported with an all-volunteer department, providing fire and emergency medical services to the Lookingglass valley and surrounding areas.

Board of Directors
Contact Information:

Location: 7173 Lookingglass Rd., Roseburg, OR 97471.

Phone: (541) 679-5555.

Email: Board of Directors


Meetings

Minutes and videos of previous meetings are available on the Minutes page.


Board Meeting Public Notice
There will be a Regular Board meeting of the Lookingglass Rural Fire District on June 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm, at the Fire Station, 7173 Lookingglass Road, Roseburg, OR 97471. 541 679-5555; lookingglassfire.org. The public is welcome. Agenda items include: monthly financial, communications, and Chief’s reports; donation bank account; 2019-20 budget and tax rate adoption; election results.

Budget
The budget to which the District and Department adhere can be found on the Financials page.

Budget Hearing Public Notice

A public meeting of the Lookingglass Rural Fire District will be held on June 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm.

View or download the Budget Hearing Public Notice 2019-20 Form LB-1.


District Boundaries
A map of properties covered within the Lookingglass Rural Fire District is on our Coverage page.

Volunteers News

Firefighters and Medical Responders
Thank you to the people who have newly volunteered. Welcome aboard! Our Department is staffed only by volunteer firefighters and medical responders.

Lookingglass Rural Fire District is looking for new volunteers. Do you have what it takes?

Learn more about our volunteers on their web page.


Chief Rhodes won an award
LRFD Fire Chief Steve Rhodes won an Outstanding Special District Service Award at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Special District’s Association of Oregon. He was honored as an outstanding volunteer.

Additional Department Website Pages
The Blotter page shows how our volunteers have been protecting our community.

Our Facilities page shows where our fire station is located within our community.

Alerts

Fire Danger Level Moderate Starting June 11, 2019
fire danger moderate

The Industrial Fire Precaution Level will stay at IFPL 1 and Public Use Restrictions are not in effect. All backyard debris burning is prohibited.


2019 Fire Season Begins
June 7, 2019 (revised June 10, 2019); DFPA Update

The 2019 fire season will officially begin Tuesday, June 11th at 12:01 a.m. on all lands that are protected by the Douglas Forest Protective Association. The declaration of fire season imposes certain fire restrictions on both the general public and industrial operators to help prevent wildfires.

We are going to go ahead and move the fire danger to Moderate. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level will stay at IFPL 1 and Public Use Restrictions are not in effect. Until the PUR’s go into effect, there are no shut down times on power equipment and campfires are still allowed on private property with landowner permission. Again, with the start of fire season, the big thing that happens is that all backyard debris burning is prohibited.

For more information, visit the DFPA website.


Emergency Forest Restoration Program
“The Douglas County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has been approved to accept applications for the Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) to address 2018 drought and 2019 snow damages.”
(View Public Service Announcement)

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Examples of outdoor or open burning include: using a burn barrel, burning yard debris, burning construction or demolition debris, burning in incinerators that do not meet emission limits and burning stumps to clear land.

    Burning the following materials is illegal any time, anywhere in Oregon:

  • Asbestos
  • Asphalt or industrial waste
  • Automotive parts (including frames)
  • Dead animals
  • Plastic and rubber products
  • Tires
  • Waste oil, petroleum treated and related materials
  • Wet garbage and food waste
  • Any material creating dense smoke or noxious odors

More information is available at the Oregon DEQ website.


Northwest Interagency Coordination Center

Safety News

Local Weather Report


Safety Information
A variety of additional safety information and links is available on our Safety page.