About P.C.B.E.S

PCBES: The Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services is dedicated to provide prompt and efficient emergency assistance to residents and visitors of Putnam County.

The Bureau maintains a county-wide communications organization and is responsible for the operations & maintenance of the Enhanced 911 system.  The Bureau Emergency Management directorate plans for response, remediation / mitigation and recovery from natural and manmade disasters including those resulting from biological, nuclear, incendiary, chemical and explosive causes.

The Bureau manages and administrates a program of quality training for Fire and EMS agencies in accordance with State and Federal guidelines, manages an advanced life support system, maintains a stockpile of emergency Supplies and Equipment as may be required and oversees a variety of special response teams – who are prepared and equip to respond to any situation of event.

New Training Courses

Weekly Announcements



  • The principles of Instruction class has been cancelled.
  • There will be a Firefighter II class starting on Wednesday, March 29th at 1830 hours.
  • Fire ground Strategies and Tactics for First Arriving Companies will start on Wednesday, April 12th at the TOP’s Building
  • Leadership, Accountability, Courage and Knowledge class will be held on Saturday, April 15th at the Top’s building starting at 0800 hours.
  • There will be a fire Police class held at the Continental Village Fire Department beginning on Monday, April 24th.


  • EMT-CME Refresher Training will be held on Tuesday, March 28th at the TOP’s Building beginning at 1900 hours. This month’s topic will be Abdominal, GI/GU, Hematology


  • The Fire Advisory Board will meet on Monday, March 20th at the TOP’s Building starting at 1900 hours.
  • There will be a BOARD MEETING of the PUTNAM COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION on MONDAY, MARCH 20 at 1900 hrs at the TOPS Building. All Department and VAC Directors are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
  • The PCVFA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP meeting will be held MONDAY, MARCH 27 at MAHOPAC VFD. This is the ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE where those members or members’ family members who passed in 2016 will be honored. For further information, contact LuAnn Edele (845) 234-3127.
  • The Fire Investigation Team will meet on Wednesday, March 29th at the TOP’s Building starting at 1900 hours.
  • The Chief’s Association will meet on Wednesday, April 19th at Lake Carmel Fire Department starting at 2000 hours. There will be no March meeting.

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