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.

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Fire Danger Level Reduced LOW
 Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Regulated-Use Closure in the Central Oregon District terminated at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday October 14, 2020. Campfire, burn barrels, and off-road riding is now permitted. Backyard debris permitted 7am till noon with 2021 burn permit.

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. Outdoor burning OPENS November 15th.


Lake Chinook Fire & Rescue has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been following the updated information that Jefferson County Health, Oregon Health Authority, and the CDC have been putting out.
LCF&R is committed to make every effort to prevent, slow, and stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. We encourage everyone to limit their contacts in our community in the days ahead. Consider 87% of our residents are age 65 and older. Many have pre-existing health conditions and are extremely vulnerable if exposed. Please implement strong social distancing measures.
Our district office remains closed.. The district is limiting access to the fire stations to outside visitors. For business needs, permits, please call the business line @ 541-629-8911 for medical needs call 9-1-1. For current conditions and LCF&R response information please visit us on Facebook or visit or CORVID-19 page.

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new Learn more about becoming a Fire Adapted Community. Download your Wildfire Home Assessment Checklist. What to know and what you can do to prepare. new 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 RSG Video

Ready, Set, Go! Take our Self-Evaluation Checklist - See if your property meets Fire District's recommended standards for defensible space. Learn More >>>

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District Office 541-629-8911



logo District Office Closed Sundays & Mondays. Business hours 11am - 7pm. Call for Appointment.

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Upcoming Events

Lake Chinook Fire & Rescue District Board Meeting 2nd Friday 2:00PM Location: LCF&R. See Madras Pioneer.

Budget Committee Meeting May 28th 6:00pm

Budget Hearing June 19th, 2020 2pm

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