Welcome to Lake Chinook Fire and Rescue!
Lake Chinook Fire & Rescue is located in Central Oregon in the high desert above Lake Billy Chinook. The District protects a population of approximately 250 year round residents. A popular year-round destination for hunting, fishing, camping and water sports, this protection district swells to over 4000 visitors on any given weekend during the summer. LCF&R
provides fire, rescue and EMS services to approximately a 105 sq mile area.
Fire Danger Level Moves to Moderate
With the cooler weather and the rise in humidities, especially in the evenings and overnight, ODF, Oregon Dept of Forestry, has lifted their Regulated Use Closure Fire Restictions. Effective September 22, 0700am, Lake Chinook Fire will reduced Fire Danger Level and has lifted most restrictions. Call 541-410-5077 for current restrictions. Fire restrictions may change daily.
OUTDOOR BURN PERMITS: Your current outdoor burning permit will expire October 31st. Permits are issued from Nov.1 and expire on October 31st each year. You may renew your permit annually at http://www.lakechinookfireandrescue.org/online-permits/ Please renew your permits online on or after November 1st. Please call our FirePrevention line for current fire restrictions 541-410-5077. Fire restrictions may change daily.
LCFR Receives Grant for Wildfire Prevention Officer
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office (OSFM) provided Capacity Building Grants to fire districts within the state. These grants were designed to enhance the capacity of local fire agencies to respond effectively to emergencies, protect lives and property, and meet the needs of their communities. So far we were able to hire one individual. We are still seeking candidates for the Firefighter / Medic position. Randy Alvarez comes to us with 20+ years of Wildland experience. While working for ODF Randy was responsible for promoting the Defensible Space Program in Lane County as the Home Assessment Specialist. Randy will be working with residents and property owners doing property assessments, and defensible space work. He will also be responsible for mitigation grants, public education and fire prevention. To schedule your free defensible space assessment contact Randy at 541-629-8911 or email@example.com .
New Instructional Material
Learn more about becoming a Fire Adapted Community. Download your Wildfire Home Assessment Checklist. What to know and what you can do to prepare. Know Your Zones- How to Create your Defensible Space. Are You EMBER AWARE? Learn how to prepare for the ember storm. Why is Defensible Space so Important? Watch This
Ready, Set, Go! Take our Self-Evaluation Checklist - See if your property meets Fire District's recommended standards for defensible space. Learn More >>>
Lake Chinook Fire & Rescue District Board Meeting 2nd Friday 2:00PM Location: LCF&R. See Madras Pioneer. Online @
Ready Set Go! (RSG) program helps fire departments to teach individuals who live in high risk wildfire areas – and the wildland-urban interface – how to best prepare themselves and their properties against fire threats.