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 Volunteer Fireman’s Association will meet on Monday, March 26th with a memorial service beginning at 8:00 PM at the Lake Carmel Fire Department
  • The ESSAB will meet on Wednesday, May 28th at the TOPS Building beginning at 6:30 PM
  • The Putnam County Fire Investigation Team will meet on Wednesday, March 28th at TOPS beginning at 7:00 PM
  • The Carmel Fire Department Auxiliary will host their annual Pasta Dinner at the Carmel Fire House on Saturday, April 14, from 5PM-7PM.  Adults are $10, children 4-12 are $6 and 3 and under are free.  There will be door prizes, raffles and a 50/50


  • There will be an Intramuscular Epinephrine class on Monday, March 26 at the Carmel Volunteer Ambulance Corps beginning at 7:00 PM
  • There will be a CME refresher training on Tuesday, March 27 at the TOPS Building beginning at 19:00 hours – topics are Abdominal, GI/GU and Hematology.
  • There will be an OB/GYN Emergencies CME and Call Audit on Wednesday, March 28th at the TOPS building beginning at 7:00 PM
  • The 2018 Annual John Bodor Sheriff’s Fire Police Seminar will be held on Wednesday, April 4th and Wednesday April 11th at the TOPS building beginning at 19:00 hours.  Registration begins at 18:00 hours.
  • The PCVFA is hosting a 90 minute seminar “Traumatic Stress: The Responder & the Family on Saturday, April 21st at the TOPS Building beginning at 10:00 hours.  Cost is $20 including refreshments.  Register by April 14th.  OSHA credit qualifier, receipt given online @ www.putnamcountyvfa.org or by contacting Dep. Chief Ed Butler (845-494-2497) or VP LuAnn Edele (845-234-3127) or LuAnnEdele@aol.com
  • There will be a Rope Rescue -Operations Level class beginning on Friday, April 27th at 6:00 PM at the TOPS Building
  • Citizen Preparedness 4-24-2018
  • Citizen Preparedness 5-22-2018


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