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.
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; adoption of the 2020-21 budget and tax rate; Chief’s Performance Review. Reports for the meeting will be available either through the Zoom teleconference or from the Directors page of the District website.
Lookingglass Rural Fire District is looking for new volunteers. Do you have what it takes?
Learn more about our volunteers on their web page.
For detailed information, view Public Use Restriction on the Douglas Forest Protective Association website.
“Warming and drying conditions have prompted the Douglas Forest Protective Association to increase the fire danger to Moderate within the Douglas District, effective Sunday, June 20th at 1:00 AM. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level will remain at IFPL I (one).
Under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions, a moderate fire danger rating changes the shutdown times for several activities for the general public. During moderate fire danger, the following activities 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. The use of battery or electric string trimmers and the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops are exempt from this restriction.
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 the Public Use Restrictions.
All other restrictions listed under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions remain in effect and are unchanged. A complete list of DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions can be found online or by calling DFPA’s 24-hour information line at 541-672-0379. Residents are reminded that additional restrictions or closures may be in place through private industrial landowners or public land management agency on the lands they own or manage.”
- 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
- The Oregon State University Extension’s Forestry & Natural Resources Fire Program Team is offering a series of webinar sessions and online local meetings that will address preparedness at three levels:
What you can do now to get yourself, your family, and your home ready
How you can be a part of promoting a wildfire safe community
How you can live and thrive in a fire-adapted environment
The The final 2 sessions will be in June, 2021.”
More information is available from the National Weather Service.
Fire & Air Quality Map