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
District Insurance Rating Change
An improvement in our District’s Public Protection Classification (PPC) means that many property owners in our District may be able to get property insurance premium reductions. To find out if your insurance company will reduce your premium, please send it the letter from our Fire Chief.
There will be a Regular Board meeting of the Lookingglass Rural Fire District on November 14, 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; surveillance cameras; donated items; second reading for amendments to Procedural Policies.
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 for the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget Hearing 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. He was honored as an outstanding volunteer.
Public use restrictions are not in effect.
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.
October 15, 2018; DFPA Update
Debris Burning Suspended Due to Poor Burning Conditions: Fire Danger Increases to Moderate
“Fire officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association has suspended burn permits for backyard debris burning until further notice, due to poor burning conditions. Burn permits for prescribed agricultural burns will be evaluated on a case by case basis, however, burn opportunities will be limited due to forecasted conditions. These changes are a result of an offshore flow event which is causing warm and windy conditions throughout the area with low relative humidity readings.
In addition, the fire danger on DFPA protected lands will increase to “Moderate” and the Industrial Fire Precaution Level will remain at IFPL I. Public Use Restrictions on DFPA protected lands are not in effect, however, the use of exploding targets and tracer ammunition is prohibited during a declared fire season and the use of sky lanterns is prohibited any time of year in Oregon..”
For more information, go to DFPA or call DFPA’s 24 hour fire information line at 541-672-0379.
FIRE OFFICIALS URGE UAS, OR “DRONE”, OPERATORS TO AVOID ACTIVE WILDFIRES BECAUSE “IF YOU FLY, WE CAN’T”
July 25, 2018 – Fire officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association, Umpqua National Forest and the Roseburg District of the Bureau of Land Management urge individuals and organizations that fly Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as “drones,” to stay away from active wildfire scenes to ensure the safety of firefighters and the effectiveness of wildfire suppression operations. There are currently numerous wildfires burning in southwest Oregon, including the South Umpqua Complex, which is located about 45 miles southeast of Roseburg.
All unauthorized drone flights over or near wildfires on public or private lands will be reported to the FAA and law enforcement agencies. Individuals who are determined to have interfered with wildfire suppression efforts may be subject to civil penalties of up to $20,000 and potentially criminal prosecution.
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)