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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 a tax-supported 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


Public Notice

There will be a Regular Board meeting of the Lookingglass Rural Fire District on June 13, 2018 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;VFA Grant; 2018-19 Budget and tax rate approval.

More information about our Board of Directors and the policies they follow can be found on the Directors page.

Meetings

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

Budget

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

A Public Notice for the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget Hearing can be found on the Financials page.

District Boundaries

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

Volunteers News

Thank you to the people who have newly volunteered. Welcome aboard!

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

Learn more about our volunteers.


Chief Rhodes won an award from SDAO

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. A video (starting at approximately minute 17:15) and an article about his award as an outstanding volunteer are on the SDAO website.


The Blotter page shows how active our volunteers have been protecting our community.

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

Alerts


The fire danger level for today is Moderate.

Mowing dry grass, chainsaw use, and cutting/ grinding/ welding of metal will be allowed all day. Debris burning is prohibited.

Fires can start from most accidental causes, but with the exception of lightning fires in some areas, the number of starts is generally low. Fires in open-cured grassland will burn briskly and spread rapidly on windy days. Woods fires spread slowly to moderately fast. The average fire is of moderate intensity, although heavy concentrations of fuel, especially draped fuel, may burn hot. Short-distance spotting may occur, but is not persistent. Fires are not likely to become serious, and control is relatively easy. The color code is blue.

June 19, 2018 DFPA Update

“Just a quick update…we moved to Moderate Fire Danger today. Public Use Restrictions are NOT in effect at this time so there are no restrictions on mowing, chainsaw, etc.”

“Backyard debris burning remains prohibited. There have been a couple calls come through 911 for campfires. Just as a reminder, until the public use restrictions go into effect, small / safe campfires on private property WITH landowner permission are still allowed, as are campfires on BLM land.”

For more information, go to DFPA

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

Northwest Interagency Coordination Center (NWCC)

Northwest Large Fire Information Summary

News


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