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 Putnam County Chief’s Association will meet Wednesday, September 19th at the Mahopac Fire Department beginning at 8:00 PM
  • The Putnam County Firemen’s Association will meet on Monday, September 24th at Putnam Valley VAC for its general membership meeting.  Meeting begins at 8:00 PM.  Members are encouraged to attend.  See website for details (www.putnamcountyvfa.org)
  • The Putnam County Fire Investigation Team will meet on Tuesday, September 25th at the TOPS Building beginning at 7:00 PM


  • There will be an EMT CME on September 19th at the Garrison VAC beginning at 7:00 PM.  The topic will be patient assessment and Preperatory

***Safety Day:  The Putnam County Annual Safety Day will be Saturday, September 22nd beginning at 11:00 AM at the TOPS Building.  All departments are invited.  Set up will be at 9:30 AM. ***


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