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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.


Board Meeting Public Notice

Change to the Notice, below. Due to high heat and poor air quality limiting Board member and Fire Chief availability, the Board meeting for September 9, 2020 is postponed to September 16, 2020.

There will be a Regular Board meeting of the Lookingglass Rural Fire District on September 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm, at the Lookingglass Grange, 7426 Lookingglass Road, Roseburg, OR 97471. Limited public seating will be available; safe spacing and other conditions will be monitored by the Fire Chief. Alternatively, please join the meeting on Zoom.

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. Reports for the meeting will be available either through the Zoom teleconference or from the Directors page of the District website.


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

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 written plan in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order No. 20-12.

Wildfire First Responder Support
“The wildfires across Oregon have affected us all and have left us seeking ways that we can support our brave first responders that have been on the front lines of this fight. Our fire district members have informed us that they have most of the supplies they need, but their volunteers are really struggling and hurting. Many of these individuals have been putting in upwards of 60 hours without sleep. Many of these volunteers do not have adequate health insurance and are losing income while away from their jobs. Some have lost their own homes and it is feared even loved ones while trying to save others.”

“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

Industrial Fire Precaution Level II (IFPL 2) Effective 9-21-2020
    For industrial operators and other industrial forest workers who are operating on forestlands, IFPL II prohibits the following industrial activities between the hours of 1:00 PM and 8:00 PM:

  • The use of power saws, except at loading sites.
  • Feller-bunchers with rotary head saws.
  • Cable Yarding
  • Blasting
  • Cutting, grinding, or welding of metal.

In addition, a fire watch of at least two hours is required during IFPL II, once work has completed for the day. Some private landowners or public land management agencies may require a longer fire watch on the lands they own or manage.

A detailed list of activities restricted under IFPL II can be found online at
www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Documents/2019%20IFPL.pdf

For more information, call DFPA’s 24 hour information line at 541-672-0379 or visit www.dfpa.net.


Public Fire Restrictions Moderate Effective September 21, 2020
The Douglas Forest Protective Association will move to a fire danger rating of “MODERATE” and Industrial Fire Precaution Level II (IFPL 2) on all private, county, state, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Indian Affairs managed lands within DFPA’s 1.6 million acre district, effective Monday, September 21, 2020 at 12:01 AM. The change in fire restrictions is due to cooler temperatures and recent rainfall.

Smokey the Bear shows moderate fire danger level.
The fire danger level starting September 21 is Moderate.
    During moderate fire danger, the following activities listed under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions are prohibited between the hours of 1:00 PM and 8:00 PM:

  • The cutting, trimming, or mowing of dried or cured grass. This restriction does not apply to the mowing of green lawns or for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops.
  • The cutting, grinding, or welding of metal for non-industrial purposes.
  • The use of power saws for non-industrial purposes.
  • 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 are prohibited.

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

Wind Advisory Wednesday, 1 PM to 8 PM
Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph expected. Strongest winds are expected in high terrain and to a lesser extent in southwest to northeast oriented valleys.

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.