Allen County Emergency Management Agency

Justice Center

333 N. Main Street

Lima, OH 45802

Phone: (419) 993 1404

Fax: (419) 222 3757


Building Collapse  /  Trench Rescue  /  Confined Space Rescue 

The Allen County Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Team is comprised of members from several Allen County firefighters and law enforcement officers along with first responders from Auglaize and Van Wert counties.

The Allen County USAR Team is a highly trained specialty team utilizing the latest technology and protocols for building collapse victim location, rescue, and structure safety. Members are also trained in areas of trench and confined space rescue.

More than $100,000 in specialized equipment has been purchased for use by the USAR team through grants from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security. The Allen County Team along with the team from Toledo/Lucas County serve Ohio’s 18-county northwest Ohio homeland security region.