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 September 12, 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; property liability release; Preventive Maintenance Policy; physical and hepatitis shot; asphalt repair.
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.
Mowing dry grass, chainsaw use, and cutting/ grinding/ welding of metal will be allowed before 1:00 pm or after 8:00 pm.
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.
September 13, 2018; DFPA Update
Fire Restrictions Lowered: Fire Season Remains in Effect
“A combination of cooler temperatures, higher humidity readings, and scattered showers have allowed the Douglas Forest Protective Association to reduce both industrial and public use fire restrictions within the Douglas District, but remind that fire season remains in effect. Effective September 13th at 12:01 a.m., the Industrial Fire Precaution Level will move to IFPL 2 and the Fire Danger will be moved to “Moderate.” The changes affect all 1.6 million acres of private, county, state, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands, protected by DFPA.”
For more information, go to DFPA
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)