As of 12:01 AM July 1, 2007 the Elida Community Fire Company no longer provides fire protection in Allen County. American Township has formed their own fire department and is now providing fire protection to all areas formerly served by Elida. The new department is known as the American Township Fire Department and is using the radio frequencies formerly used by Elida.
Allen County Sheriff's Office, Lima Fire and Police Departments, American Township Fire Department, Bath Township
Fire Department, Bluffton Fire and Police Departments, Shawnee Township Fire and
Police Departments are using the Ohio MARCS trunked radio system.