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.
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, Chief’s reports, and information for new board members. Reports for the meeting will be available from the Directors page of the District website.
Lookingglass Rural Fire District is looking for new volunteers. Do you have what it takes?
Learn more about our volunteers on their web page.
Mowing dry grass, chainsaw use, and cutting/grinding/welding of metal are prohibited.
For detailed information, view Public Use Restriction on the Douglas Forest Protective Association website.
“The Douglas Forest Protective Association has increased the fire danger to “extreme” effective immediately on all 1.6 million acres of land protected by DFPA. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level will remain at IFPL III.”
- During extreme fire danger, the following activities listed under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions are prohibited:
- The use of power saws for non-industrial purposes is prohibited.
- The cutting, grinding, or welding of metal for non-industrial purposes is prohibited.
- The mowing or trimming of dead or dry grass is prohibited. This restriction does not apply to the mowing of green maintained lawns, which is not restricted. The use of battery or electric powered string trimmers and the culture and harvest of agricultural crops are exempt from this requirement.
- Any non-industrial improvement or development taking place on private property that utilizes power driven machinery not specifically mentioned in DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions is prohibited.
A complete list of DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions can be found online at www.dfpa.net/public-fire-restrictions or by calling DFPA’s 24-hour information line at 541-672-0379. Residents are reminded that additional fire restrictions or closures may be in place through private industrial landowners or public land management agency on the lands they own or manage.”
- 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
Where… The inland west side valleys including the Rogue Valley, Illinois Valley, and Umpqua Valley. This includes Medford, Ashland, Grants Pass, and Roseburg.
When… From Wednesday morning through Saturday evening.
More information is available from the National Weather Service.
Fire & Air Quality Map