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Amateur Radio Support

racesThe Allen County RACES program is operated as part of the Allen County Office of Homeland Security.  RACES radio operators provide communications support for our office during training exercises, public safety events, and during times of emergencies and disasters.  It is composed of amateur radio operators from Allen County who are members of the Allen County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES).  For more information on the RACES program contact the Allen County Office of Homeland Security, at 260-449-4663.

SKYWARN Weather Spotter


Weather affects everyone and at times those affects are severe and dangerous.  While the National Weather Service has a system of weather radar stations in place across the nation, they still rely on people on the ground to report actual conditions as they are occurring.  These reports from the field help the National Weather Service to refine their forecasts and to issue more timely and accurate warnings of severe weather.  You can help yourself and others by taking weather spotter training called Skywarn Spotter Training.  The National Weather Service office at North Webster holds Skywarn Spotter Training classes each year.  You can check their website for class availability as well as online training at: National Weather Service North Webster Office.

Volunteer Center

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If you are interested in volunteering for one or more of the many different opportunities to serve within Allen County, please contact the Volunteer Center at 260-424-3505, or go to their website.