Current Fire Restrictions

Due to the current extreme fire danger and fire emergencies within the State of Oregon, all burning in our District is now closed. This includes all campfires, firepits, and solid fuel BBQs (including charcoal and pellets) on both public and private lands. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are still allowed.

All chainsaw usage is banned within US Forest Service and BLM lands. Chainsaw use on ODF lands and private property in La Pine is allowed until 10am. You must have fire suppression equipment and ample water or fire extinguisher on hand, and stay on site for 2 hours afterwards doing a fire watch. The only exception to this is commercial tree services may cut until 1:00pm with a 3 hour fire watch afterwards. Please note the Newberry Fire two weeks ago was started by legal chainsaw use.

La Pine Fire District does not create or enforce fire regulations and closures. These are created by various governmental agencies including ODF, USFS, BLM, and the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) and Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch (COID) are the agencies with enforcement authority for these regulations. Regulations issued by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) apply to all private lands in the La Pine Fire District. We share dual jurisdiction and in general, if you live in the La Pine Fire District, you are also governed by the ODF restrictions. You can visit Deschutes County Dial at https://dial.deschutes.org, enter your address, and click on “Current Tax Statement.” If you see “Department of Forestry Fire Patrol” on the tax breakdown, then their regulations apply to your property. Many of our residents also live in an HOA, which may have additional restrictions. The more stringent restrictions of the two are the ones that apply in that situation.

To view current ODF regulations for campfires, cooking fires, chainsaw use, ATVs, etc., click here . For any questions regarding these regulations, please call ODF at 541-549-2731. To report illegal activity, call the non-emergency 911 number at 541-693-6911.

La Pine Fire District Announces Recruitment for Firefighter / Paramedic Applicants

This entry-level Firefighter / Paramedic position is a technical position concerning work in the protection of life and property. Performs firefighting, rescue, advanced emergency medical care, and related duties, including maintaining operational readiness, by training, personal fitness, equipment and facilities maintenance, as well as community service and prevention activities.

Candidates selected and offered employment as a result of the examination process will be assigned a fulltime career firefighter position working 24-hour shift rotations (48 hours on and 96 hours off)

The purpose for this recruitment process is to fill one (1) vacancy and establish an eligibility list from which additional vacancies will be filled as they occur during the life of the list. The list may be vacated when the top 6 candidates have been selected or exhausted as candidates.

La Pine Fire Job Announcement and Directives

Recruitment Brochure

Veterans Preference Points

Reserve Preference Points

Bio-Med Background Disclosure Forms

La Pine Fire Job Application

Notice of La Pine Fire District Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Directors of the La Pine Rural Fire Protection District will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. at the fire station located at 51550 Huntington Road, La Pine.  Requests for public comment must be made in writing by US Mail or by emailing admin@lapinefire.com and must be received by 3 p.m. the day prior to the meeting.

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Complete agendas or request for interpreter for the hearing impaired or for the accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting through the district administrative office at 51590 Huntington Road, La Pine.  COVID safety protocols may still be in place dependent on state guidance.  For further information or to request special needs accommodation call 541-536-2935.


“Minimizing pain, suffering and the loss of life & property through prevention, fire suppression, rescue & emergency medical services.”

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