Volunteers

Name of the Department

This is the Lookingglass Volunteer Fire Department (LVFD).

Mission Statement

The LVFD meets the needs of our community by providing well-trained firefighters for response to fire, rescue, medical and public service incidents. We protect lives, property, and the environment with compassion and a dedication to excellence. We meet or exceed the requirements of local, state and national statutes and standards related to the Fire Service. Our conduct will reflect our commitment to safety, honesty, personal responsibility, fairness, respectfulness and integrity. We recognize that the most effective way to protect lives and property is to prevent fires from occurring through fire prevention and education.

Lookingglass Rural Fire District is manned entirely by well-trained, dedicated volunteers and we can always use more. Volunteers must be 18 or older and live within the district. Volunteers attend drill one night per week (currently Thursdays at 7pm). Firefighter certification requires completing an 81 hour class on structural fire suppression. Interested volunteers can take additional training to get certification for various levels of medical responder.

Current Training Schedule:

This schedule is subject to change.
  • June 7 – Propane Emergencies
  • June 9 – Weekend Extra: Tactical Ventilation, RFD & DCFD#2, at the Windmill Inn; 9am to 3pm
  • June 14 – Live Fire Propane prop
  • June 16 – Weekend Extra: Emergency Driving, I Vehicle Operation, II Route Selection, III Proper Use of Emergency Signaling Equipment, IV Forces acting on Emergency vehicles, V Special precautions for adverse road and weather, VI Special situations; 9 am to 3 pm+
  • June 21 – EMS: FFI#22, S-VI, Bleeding control
  • June 24 – Extra Weekend: LPG Live Fire with Tenmile Fire at Lookingglass Property, 3 pm to 8 pm.
  • June 28 – FFI#14 Water Supply, S-I components, S-II Hydrants
  • July 5 – FFI#14 Water, S-III Alt H20 Sources, S-IV rural ops
  • July 12 – FFI #8 Ropes & Knots
  • July 14 – Weekend Extra: 3008, TPE for Driver: T-1 Driving Course; 3008, TPE for Driver: T-2 Drivers; Road Test
  • July 19 – EMS: FFI#22, S-111 Infection control
  • July 26 – FFI #16 Fire Streams

We currently have 23 active volunteers, of which 6 are officers and 17 are firefighters. Seven volunteers are also certified medical first responders.

To learn more, or to add your name to our list of volunteers, please call the fire station.


Lookingglass Firefighter Explorer Program

Lookingglass Fire department has started a firefighter explorer academy. Teens ages 14-18 are encouraged to participate. Currently, we have 8 explorers.

For more information, check out their Facebook page.

The Explorer Scouts received a donation of used equipment from a few local fire departments.

Slideshows of Volunteers

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2018 Windmill Inn Training
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  • Ready for search and rescue training at the windmill inn in Roseburg.
  • Ready for search and rescue training at the windmill inn in Roseburg.

2016 and 2018 Fireblast Training
  • Fireblast truck
    2016: Fireblast truck
  • 2016: Volunteers/Explorers in truck, waiting
  • Captain Williams with Volunteers/Explorers watch small sofa fire
    2016: Chief Williams with Volunteers/Explorers watch small sofa fire
  • 2016: Captain Williams with Volunteers/Explorers watch large sofa fire
    2016: Chief Williams with Volunteers/Explorers watch large sofa fire
  • 2016: Chief Rhodes discusses sofa fire with Volunteers/Explorers
    2016: Chief Rhodes discusses sofa fire with Volunteers/Explorers
  • 2016: Smoke above the Volunteers/Explorers
    2016: Smoke above the Volunteers/Explorers
  • 2016: Flames blasting above the Volunteers/Explorers
    2016: Flames blasting above the Volunteers/Explorers
  • 2016: Volunteers/Explorers preparing hose
    2016: Volunteers/Explorers preparing hose
  • Volunteers/Explorers entering Fireblast truck with hose
    2016: Volunteers/Explorers entering Fireblast truck with hose
  • 2018: Firefighters lined up to receive fire hose
  • Fire hose pulled into Fireblast truck
    2018: Fire hose pulled into Fireblast truck
  • Close-up of firefighters in protective gear
    2018: Close-up of firefighters in protective gear

2017 School BBQ Honors Firefighters
  • REACH Air Medical Services helicopter landing
    REACH Air Medical Services helicopter landing
  • REACH Air Medical Services Helicopter and Crew
    REACH Air Medical Services Helicopter and Crew
  • Children hold Thank You sign
    Children hold Thank You sign
  • Thank You Sign-closeup
    Thank You Sign-closeup
  • Chief Steve thanks children
    Chief Steve thanks children
  • Firefighters receive shirts
    Firefighters receive shirts

2016 Hazmat Training
  • 2016: Explorer in Hazmat Suit
    2016: Explorer in Hazmat Suit
  • 2016: Hazmat Truck
    2016: Hazmat Truck

2015 MVA Training
  • 2015: Volunteers and Explorers at safety meeting prior to exercise
    2015: Volunteers and Explorers at safety meeting with Chief Rhodes prior to exercise
  • 2016: Chief Williams reviews tactical steps at the MVA scene
    2015: Chief Williams reviews tactical steps at the MVA scene
  • 2016: Outlined tasks for an extrication
    2015: Outlined tasks for an extrication
  • 2015: Stabilizing, “chocking”, a vehicle prior to extrication
    2015: Stabilizing, “chocking”, a vehicle prior to extrication
  • 2015: Creating “purchase point” for tips of the spreader (Jaws of Life) to remove door
    2015: Creating “purchase point” for tips of the spreader (Jaws of Life) to remove door
  • 2015: Removing windshield glass using 'Glassmaster' saw
    2015: Removing windshield glass using 'Glassmaster' saw
  • 2015: Explorer demonstrates axe use on laminated windshield
    2015: Explorer demonstrates axe use on laminated windshield
  • 2015: Cutting the “B” post with shears to remove roof and open side access to vehicle
    2015: Cutting the “B” post with shears to remove roof and open side access to vehicle
  • 2015: Continuation with shears on “B” post
    2015: Continuation with shears on “B” post
  • 2015: Shearing “A” post to finish preparation for roof removal
    2015: Shearing “A” post to finish preparation for roof removal
  • 2015: Folding” roof back along formed hinge to vertically access patients
    2015: Folding” roof back along formed hinge to vertically access patients
  • 2015: Continuation of folding roof
    2015: Continuation of folding roof
  • 2015: Making access to initiate patient stabilization and triage prior to extrication
    2015: Making access to initiate patient stabilization and triage prior to extrication
  • 2015: Accessing battery to remove power to airbags and vehicle systems
    2015: Accessing battery to remove power to airbags and vehicle systems
  • 2015: Searching for battery – this one was found in the left front wheel well
    2015: Searching for battery – this one was found in the left front wheel well
  • 2015: Creating purchase point/access for spreader tips to remove door
    2015: Creating purchase point/access for spreader tips to remove door
  • 2015: Removing car seat with simulated pediatric patient
    2015: Removing car seat with simulated pediatric patient
  • 2015: Preparing for roof removal to create clearance for pt removal.
    2015: Preparing for roof removal to create clearance for pt removal.
  • 2015: Removal of stabilized (c-spine protected, splinted) patient using back board and KED device
    2015: Removal of stabilized (c-spine protected, splinted) patient using back board and KED device
  • 2015: Removing simulated victim from vehicle
    2015: Removing simulated victim from vehicle
  • 2015: Stabilizing simulated victim on ground
    2015: Stabilizing simulated victim on ground
  • 2015: Simulated victim fully stabilized
    2015: Simulated victim fully stabilized

2013, 2014, and 2015 Parades
  • 2013: Emergency vehicle in parade
    2013: Emergency vehicle in parade
  • 2013: Side view of fire truck 1030 in parade
    2013: Side view of fire truck 1030 in parade
  • 2013: Fire truck 1030 in parade
    2013: Fire truck 1030 in parade
  • 2013: Fire Chief Steve Rhodes
    2013: Fire Chief Steve Rhodes
  • 2014: Lookingglass Volunteer Fire Department vehicles in parade
    2014: Lookingglass Volunteer Fire Department vehicles in parade
  • 2014: Rescue 1070 with Chief Steve
    2014: Rescue 1070 with Chief Steve
  • 2014: Truck 1030 in parade
    2014: Truck 1030 in parade
  • 2014: Truck 1031 in parade
    2014: Truck 1031 in parade
  • 2014: Truck 1061 in parade
    2014: Truck 1061 in parade
  • 2014: Sparky and volunteers in parade
    2014: Sparky and volunteers in parade
  • 2014: Ice cream social hosted by the fire department volunteers
    2014: Ice cream social hosted by the fire department volunteers
  • 2015: Chief Steve and Department volunteers handle barbecue
    2015: Chief Steve and Department volunteers handle barbecue
  • 2015: Rescue truck 1070 in parade
    2015: Rescue truck 1070 in parade
  • 2015: Truck 1030 viewed by parade-goers
    2015: Truck 1030 viewed by parade-goers
  • 2015: Truck 1031 in front of Grange
    2015: Truck 1031 in front of Grange
  • 2015: Brush Truck 1080 in parade
    2015: Brush Truck 1080 in parade
  • 2015: Truck 1061 in parade
    2015: Truck 1061 in parade
  • 2015: Truck 1030 in front of Grange
    2015: Truck 1030 in front of Grange
  • 2015: Ice cream social hosted by fire department volunteers
    2015: Ice cream social hosted by fire department volunteers

2013 and 2014 Xmas Giving
  • 2013: Fire truck 1030 delivers gifts
    2013: Fire truck 1030 delivers gifts
  • 2013: Family receiving gifts from volunteers
    2013: Family receiving gifts from volunteers
  • 2013: Closeup of family with volunteers
    2013: Closeup of family with volunteers
  • 2013: Decorated fire truck in station
    2013: Decorated fire truck in station
  • 2014: Family outside with volunteers
    2014: Family outside with volunteers in front of fire truck
  • 2014: Family receiving gifts from volunteers
    2014: Family receiving gifts from volunteers
  • 2014: Children opening gifts from volunteers
    2014: Children opening gifts from volunteers

2014 Cleanup
  • 2014: Lester cleaning fire tender 1060
    2014: Lester cleaning fire tender 1060
  • 2014: Gary standing by cleaned fire engine 1031
    2014: Gary standing by cleaned fire engine 1031
  • 2014: Lindsey standing by cleaned emergency vehicle
    2014: Lindsey standing by cleaned emergency vehicle
  • 2014: Mardi with Skylar; youngest recruit?
    2014: Mardi with Skylar; youngest recruit?

2013 Propane Fire Training
  • Firefighters first approaching and spraying burning propane tank
    Firefighters first approaching and spraying burning propane tank
  • Distant view of firefighters close to and spraying burning propane tank
    Distant view of firefighters close to and spraying burning propane tank
  • Closeup of firefighters spraying burned-out propane tank
    Closeup of firefighters spraying burned-out propane tank