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 ESSAB will meet on 4/25 beginning at 6:30 PM at the TOPS Building
  • The Fire Investigation Team will meet on 4/25 beginning at 7:00 PM at the TOPS Building


  • The CME on Respiratory/Behavioral will be held on Tuesday, April 24th at the TOPS building beginning at 7:00 PM
  • There will be a Rope Rescue -Operations Level class beginning on Friday, April 27th at 6:00 PM at the TOPS Building
  • There are still openings in both Citizen Preparedness classes, please see bulletins below:
  • Citizen Preparedness 4-24-2018
  • Citizen Preparedness 5-22-2018


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