The Allen County Office of Homeland Security leads a whole community approach to preparedness.  Through strong, inclusive, trusting partnerships we work collaboratively with our community partners to secure our homeland.  Our diverse community consists of all individuals, families, and organizations, including most vulnerable community members.  We know that when disaster strikes, it will be the local individuals and institutions who respond - together.  

To be effective, our Homeland Security program must be federally supported, state managed and locally executed.  We partner with local, state, and federal agencies and organizations to ensure we leverage the whole community of resources for a stronger, safer, more-resilient Allen County.  Through our partnerships, we work to engage the full capacity of our community.  Our strengths include our private and nonprofit businesses, our faith-based organizations, our disability organizations, the general public, and our local, state and federal partners.

Local Partners

Each of our local partners are a part of the Allen County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (AC-COAD).  The AC-COAD consists of community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, non-government agencies, and volunteer organizations that assist in times of disaster.  Member organizations help to lead the recovery effort following major emergencies or disasters.  These are the same organizations that serve Allen County residents every day - planning and preparing to serve for any day.  Working together for a stronger, better-prepared, more-resilient Allen County.  

Fort Wayne Radio Club (W9TE)

Greater Fort Wayne

State Partners

Indiana 211

Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS)

Association of Indiana Counties (AIC)

Federal Partners

The National Weather Service of Northern Indiana 

United States Department of Homeland Security (US DHS)

International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)

National Association of Counties (NACO)