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 Hazmat Team will be having a drill at the TOPS Building on 8/16 beginning at 6:00 PM
  • The Putnam County EMS Council will meet on Sunday, August 19th at the TOPS Building beginning at 10:00 AM.
  • The Fire Advisory Board will meet on 8/20 at the TOPS Building beginning at 7:00 PM


  • This month’s CME will be held on 8/29 beginning at 7:00 PM at the TOPS Building.  The subject will be OB/Neonate/Pediatrics
  • The BEFO/SCBA/Interior Firefighter Class will begin on Thursday, August 30th beginning at 6:30 PM at the Fire Training Center
  • EMT and EMT Refresher will begin on September 4th.  Please submit your applications to the Bureau.
  • There will be a I-300 class beginning on Tuesday, September 4th at the TOPS building at 6:30 PM


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