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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 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm, on Zoom, due to COVID restrictions. The monthly meeting is delayed 1 week, by Board motion, due to scheduling conflicts resulting from the restrictions. Limited space is available at the Fire Station.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting using this Zoom link. Downloading and installing a program may be required before the start of the meeting.


Agenda items include: monthly financial, communications, and Chief’s reports; adoption of the 2020-21 budget and tax rate; Chief’s Performance Review. Reports for the meeting will be available either through the Zoom teleconference or from the Directors page of the District website.



Budget Hearing
2021-22 Budget Hearing Public Notice
The Budget Hearing will take place at the Fire Station, with limited seating, on June 16, 2021 at 6:30 PM, and on Zoom.

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

Volunteers News

Written Plan for COVID-19
Our Fire Department has developed a plan for compliance with Oregon OSHA‘s temporary rule for COVID-19 during December, 2020 as well as Oregon Fire Service Policies. This plan applies to all District personnel, in particular to firefighters and first responders.

Wildfire First Responder Support
“To assist volunteer firefighters and their families that have suffered financial hardship, the Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association (OVFA) has set up a relief fund. You can contribute to the OVFA Firefighter Relief Fund by visiting their donation webpage at https://ovfa.square.site/.”

All Car Club Cruise - First Responders Honored
On Saturday, May 16, 2020, at approximately 11:00 a.m., an All Car Club Cruise came through our Lookingglass Fire Department parking lot to honor first responders. Our volunteers opened up the doors, got the rigs out, and returned greetings as 70-100 cars of all types came through town (Classics, Corvettes, Mustangs, MOPARs, hot rods). A photo slideshow is on the Volunteers web page.

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

2021 Fire Danger Level at Moderate, June 20, 2021, 1:00 AM
Smokey the Bear shows the fire danger level is moderate.
The fire danger level for today is Moderate.
Mowing dry grass, chainsaw use, and cutting/ grinding/ welding of metal will be allowed before 1:00 pm or after 8:00 pm.
For detailed information, view Public Use Restriction on the Douglas Forest Protective Association website.

“Warming and drying conditions have prompted the Douglas Forest Protective Association to increase the fire danger to Moderate within the Douglas District, effective Sunday, June 20th at 1:00 AM. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level will remain at IFPL I (one).

Under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions, a moderate fire danger rating changes the shutdown times for several activities for the general public. During moderate fire danger, the following activities are prohibited between the hours of 1:00 PM and 8:00 PM:

The cutting, trimming, or mowing of dried or cured grass. This restriction does not apply to the mowing of green lawns. The use of battery or electric string trimmers and the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops are exempt from this restriction.
The cutting, grinding, or welding of metal for non-industrial purposes.
The use of power saws for non-industrial purposes.
Any non-industrial improvement or development taking place on private property that utilizes power driven machinery not specifically mentioned in the Public Use Restrictions.

All other restrictions listed under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions remain in effect and are unchanged. A complete list of DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions can be found online or by calling DFPA’s 24-hour information line at 541-672-0379. Residents are reminded that additional restrictions or closures may be in place through private industrial landowners or public land management agency on the lands they own or manage.”


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

The 'Fire Aware. Fire Prepared.' Program
    The Oregon State University Extension’s Forestry & Natural Resources Fire Program Team is offering a series of webinar sessions and online local meetings that will address preparedness at three levels:

  • Individual
    What you can do now to get yourself, your family, and your home ready
  • Community
    How you can be a part of promoting a wildfire safe community
  • Landscape
    How you can live and thrive in a fire-adapted environment

The The final 2 sessions will be in June, 2021.”
REGISTER


No Active Hazardous Weather Conditions
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More information is available from the National Weather Service.


Fire and Air Quality Map
“This site is an effort by many local, state, tribal and federal organizations to coordinate and share information about wildfire smoke affecting Oregon communities.”
Fire & Air Quality Map

Douglas County News on COVID-19
Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the DPHN website at www.douglaspublichealthnetwork.org. Find additional information on state, federal and international COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization and by calling or logging onto 211Info.


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