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


  • There will be an EMC Council Meeting on Sunday, February 18th beginning at 10:00 AM at the TOPS Building.
  • The Fire Advisory Board will meet on Monday February 19th at the TOPS building beginning at 7:00 PM


  • There will be a First Response to Natural Gas and CO Incidents class on Tuesday, February 20th beginning at 19:00 hours at the TOPS building.
  • The Hazmat Team will meet for training on Wednesday, February 21 and Thursday February 22 starting at 6:30 PM at the TOPS Building.
  • The NAEMT: Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients Course will be held on Saturday, February 24th from 9:00am to 4:00 PM at the Garrison Volunteer Ambulance Corp.  The cost is $65 per student and must be paid by February 16th.  To register, email: Garrisonems@gmail.com or all Jeff Ashdown at (845) 591-9843
  • There will be an EMT Refresher course beginning on February 27th at the TOPS Building.  Please send applications to Linda McGuinness


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