Our Volunteers

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.

We currently have 17 active volunteers, of which 3 are officers and 14 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.

For more information, check out their Facebook page.

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

LRFD Volunteers Slideshow

Slideshow

Emergency vehicle in parade
Side view of fire truck in parade
Front view of fire truck in parade
Fire Chief Steve Rhodes
Firefighters first approaching and spraying burning propane tank
Distant view of firefighters close to and spraying burning propane tank
Closeup of firefighters spraying burned-out propane tank
Firefighter next to fire truck with hoses on ground
Back view of firefighters approaching and spraying burning propane tank
Side view of firefighters using wide spray on burning propane tank and tall flames
Distant view of firefighters using narrow spray on burning propane tank
Distant view of firefighters using wide spray on burning propane tank with tall flames and little smoke
Back view of firefighters spraying water on burning propane tank with medium flames and gray smoke
Closeup of propane tank engulfed in fire
Closeup of firefighters using wide spray on burning propane tank and tall flames
Distant view of firefighters using wide spray on burning propane tank and tall flames
Firefighters approaching burning propane tank with tall flames and black smoke
Firefighters closer to burning propane tank with tall flames and black smoke
Firefighters reducing flames on burning propane tank
Firefighters spraying burned-out propane tank
Closeup of family with volunteers
Fire truck 1030 in parade
Family receiving gifts from volunteers
Decorated fire truck in station
Lookingglass Volunteer Fire Department vehicles in parade
Rescue 1070 with Chief Steve
Truck 1030 in parade
Truck 1031 in parade
Truck 1061 in parade
Sparky and volunteers in parade
Ice cream social hosted by the volunteers
Volunteer preparing the court for mud volleyball
Lester cleaning fire tender 1060
Gary standing by cleaned fire engine 1031
Lindsey standing by cleaned emergency vehicle
Mardi with Skylar; youngest recruit?
Family outside with volunteers
Family receiving gifts from volunteers
Children opening gifts from volunteers
Chief Steve and Department volunteers handle barbecue
Rescue 1070
Truck 1030
Truck 1031
Truck 1061
Truck 1061 closeup
Brush Truck 1080
Ice cream social hosted by the volunteers
Volunteers and Explorers at safety meeting prior to exercise
Chief Williams reviews tactical steps at the MVA scene
Outlined tasks for an extrication
Stabilizing, “chocking”, a vehicle prior to extrication
Creating “purchase point” for tips of the spreader (Jaws of Life) to remove door
Removing windshield glass using 'Glassmaster' saw
Explorer demonstrates axe use on laminated windshield
Cutting the “B” post with shears to remove roof and open side access to vehicle
Continuation with shears on “B” post
Shearing “A” post to finish preparation for roof removal
Folding” roof back along formed hinge to vertically access patients
Continuation of folding roof
Making access to initiate patient stabilization and triage prior to extrication
Covering and protecting patients from glass and other hazards prior to extrication
Accessing battery to remove power to airbags and vehicle systems
Searching for battery – this one was found in the left front wheel well
Creating purchase point/access for spreader tips to remove door
Removing car seat with simulated pediatric patient
Preparing for roof removal to create clearance for pt removal.
Removal of stabilized (c-spine protected, splinted) patient using back board and KED device
Hazmat Truck
Explorer in Hazmat Suit
Fireblast truck
Volunteers/Explorers in truck, waiting
Captain Williams with Volunteers/Explorers watch small sofa fire
Captain Williams with Volunteers/Explorers watch large sofa fire
Chief Rhodes discusses sofa fire with Volunteers/Explorers
Smoke above the Volunteers/Explorers
Flames blasting above the Volunteers/Explorers
Volunteers/Explorers preparing hose
Volunteers/Explorers entering Fireblast truck with hose
REACH Air Medical Services helicopter landing
REACH Air Medical Services Helicopter and Crew
Children hold Thank You sign
Thank You Sign-closeup
Chief Steve thanks children
Firefighters receive shirts