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



  • Terrorist Indicators and Suspicious Activity Reporting for Fire & EMS. Class begins at1900 hours. January 24th at Continental Village Fire Department
    Please send Applications ASAP
  • Incident Safety Officer at the TOP’s building beginning on Tuesday, January 24th at 1900 hours.
  • Health and Safety Officer at the TOP’s Building starting on Tuesday, February 14th at 1900 hours.


  • There will be a CME – Hypothermia along with a call audit review held on January 25th at the TOP’s Building starting at 1900 hours. Presenter will be Dr. Butterfass.
  • EMT-CME Refresher Training at the TOP’s Building on Tuesday, January 31st beginning at 1900 hours. This month’s topic will be Pharmacology, Emergency Meds.


  • The Putnam County Volunteer Fireman’s Association Board of Directors will meet on Monday, January 23rd at the Lake Carmel Fire Department beginning at 1900 hours.

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