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 Firemen’s Association Board of Directors will meet on Monday, January 22nd beginning at 1900 hours at the TOPS building.  All agencies are encouraged to send a representative.


  • There will be an Ice/Cold Water Rescue class beginning on Saturday, January 27th at 8:00 AM at the Brewster Fire Department.
  • The Kent Volunteer Fire Department is hosting NAEMT’s (B-Con) Bleeding Control for the injured on Sunday, January 28th from 1000-1400 hours at the Kent Fire Department.  Cost is $50.00 per person, cash or check accepted at time of class.  Includes certificate from the American College of Surgeons.  CME hours available.  To sign up contact Brennon Frowd at Bfrowd@kentvfd.com or (845)803-2176.
  • There will be a presentation of “No One Walks Alone, My Journey with PTSD” at the TOPS Building on either Saturday, February 10th beginning at 09:00 hours or Tuesday, February 13th beginning at 19:00 hours.  There are still openings for both dates.


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