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.
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
Location: 7173 Lookingglass Rd., Roseburg, OR 97471.
Phone: (541) 679-5555.
Email: Board of Directors
There will be a Regular Board meeting of the Lookingglass Rural Fire District on May 9, 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; and annual I.T. Report.
More information about our Board of Directors and the policies they follow can be found on the Directors page.
Minutes and videos of previous meetings are available on the Minutes page.
The budget to which the District and Department adhere can be found on the Financials page.
A Public Notice and draft calendar of meetings for the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget Committee can be found on the Financials page.
A map of properties covered within the Lookingglass Rural Fire District is on our Coverage page.
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.
2017 Fire Season Ended
Effective October 12, 2017 (DFPA)
“Fire officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association and Umpqua National Forest will officially end fire season on their respected [sic] lands Thursday, October 12th, at 12:01 a.m. The end of fire season is a result of cooler temperatures and rainfall returning to the area.”
“With the end of fire season, all Industrial Fire Restrictions and Public Use Restrictions on DFPA protected land and the Umpqua National Forest will no longer be in effect. Backyard debris burning outside of incorporated cities will be allowed without a permit from DFPA, however, residents should contact their local fire department before conducting any burning as fire restrictions vary between local fire districts. The end of fire season does not affect the status of the current wildfires (whether they are contained, controlled, or out) nor work on the fires in any capacity.”
For more information, go to DFPA
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:
- Asphalt or industrial waste
- Automotive parts (including frames)
- Dead animals
- Plastic and rubber products
- 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