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 Effective January 1, 2019
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.
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 on their web page.
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.
Fire Danger Level
Public use restrictions are not in effect.
Fuels do not ignite readily from small firebrands, although a more intense heat source, such as lightning, may start many fires in duff or punky wood. Fires in open cured grassland may burn freely a few hours after rain, but woods fires spread slowly by creeping or smoldering, and burn in irregular fingers. There is little danger of spotting. The color code is green.
October 27, 2018; DFPA Update
Fire Season Ends
“Public Use Restrictions are not in effect.”
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)
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office– January 25, 2019
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office 911 Communications Division has begun accepting Text-to-911 messages in response to emergencies.
Text-to-911 is a newer, important service. It is intended to benefit people that may not be able to speak due to an emergency such as a home invasion or abusive partner. Additionally, individuals that are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may benefit from the new technology.
A few things you should know about how Text-to-911 works:
- Texting to 911 is intended to benefit people that may not be able to speak in an emergency. The key thing to remember is “Call if you Can, Text if you Can’t”.
- When texting to 911 for an emergency the first message should be the location of the emergency (including city) and the type of emergency help needed (police, fire, or medical).
- Keep text messages brief and concise; using full words.
Stay with your phone, be prepared to answer questions and follow instructions from the 911 dispatcher.
- Photos and videos should not be sent to 911 because not all wireless carriers are able to support this feature and it can delay dispatchers in sending help to you.
- You cannot include 911 in a group text or while roaming.
Local Weather Report
A variety of additional safety information and links is available on our Safety page.