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 August 8, 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; liability for department property; yearly calendar of activities; Heroes Day tickets.
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 is prohibited.
Fires under extreme conditions start quickly, spread furiously, and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious. Development into high-intensity burning will usually be faster and occur from smaller fires than in the very high danger class. Direct attack is rarely possible, and may be dangerous, except immediately after ignition. Fires that develop headway in heavy slash or in conifer stands may be unmanageable while the extreme burning condition lasts. Under these conditions, the only effective and safe control action is on the flanks until the weather changes or the fuel supply lessens. The color code is red.
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.
July 14, 2018, Effective 5:00 pm; DFPA Update
Fire Danger Increases
“We have moved to EXTREME fire danger effective immediately. During extreme fire danger, the following activities under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions are prohibited:
- The use power saws for non-industrial purposes is prohibited.
- The cutting, grinding or welding of metal for non-industrial purposes is prohibited.
- The cutting, mowing or trimming of dead or dry grass is prohibited. This restriction does not apply to the mowing of green lawns, which is not restricted.
- 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 is prohibited.
All other restriction under DFPA’s PUR’s remain in effect and unchanged.
Also, we are moving to IFPL III Monday morning at 12:01 am. The IFPL restrictions are fire restrictions for industrial operators working on forestlands. You shouldn’t have to worry about the IFPL restrictions, but if you have questions, a full list of them can be found online at www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Documents/2017%20IFPL%20for%20Web.pdf”
For more information, go to DFPA
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)