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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.


May 18, 2021 Election
Four of the five positions on the Board of Directors will be up for election on the May 18, 2021 ballot. Some of the current Board members may not be filing for re-election. Each position up for election has had someone file for candidacy.

Board members serve as unpaid, volunteer, public officials.


Board Meeting Public Notice
There will be a Regular Board meeting of the Lookingglass Rural Fire District on May 19, 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; Board Elections and Budget Committee updates; next meeting schedule. Reports for the meeting will be available either through the Zoom teleconference or from the Directors page of the District website.


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

The Budget Committee Public Notice for Fiscal Year 2021-22 is available. The Budget Committee Calendar, and other documents, are available on the Financials page.
Join Zoom Meeting for May 3 Budget Committee


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

2020 Fire Season Ended October 12, 2020 at noon
“With the end of fire season, both DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions and industrial fire restrictions will no longer be in effect. Backyard debris burning outside of incorporated cities will be allowed without a burn permit from DFPA, however, residents should contact their local fire department before conducting any type of debris burning as fire restrictions may vary between local fire districts. The only type of burning that requires a permit from DFPA outside of fire season is for the burning of logging slash. Any type of commercial tree harvest that requires excess debris to be burned constitutes logging slash and therefore requires a burn permit. Permits to burn logging slash can be obtained by calling DFPA at 541-672-6507.”

For more information, visit the DFPA website.


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 first session begins March 17, 12:00-1:00 PM, with “It takes a village.”
REGISTER


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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.