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



  • EMT-CME refresher training will be held on Tuesday, December 6th at the TOPS building starting at 19:00 hours.  This months topic is Patient Assessment.
  • There will be a CME class and EMS call review held at the TOPS building on Wednesday, December 14th starting at 19:00 hours.  Topic to be covered Stroke and Sepsis.   Dr. Butterfass will be the presenter


  • The Principles of Fire Investigation class scheduled to begin on Tuesday, December 6th has been cancelled.  It will be rescheduled early next year.

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