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 Fire Investigation Team will meet on 5/30 at the TOPS Building beginning at 7:00 PM


  • There will be a CME lecture given by Dr. Butterfass at the TOPS building on 5/23 beginning at 7:00 PM.  The topics will be MCI, stroke, and sepsis and there will be a call review.
  • The May CME class will be held on Tuesday, May 29th beginning at 7:00 PM at the TOPS Building.  The topics will be cardiology, shock, and resuscitation.
  • There will be a Public Assistance Workshop held on Friday, June 1st beginning at 8:30 AM at the TOPS Building.

Happy EMS Week to all of our EMS first responders.  We appreciate everything that you do each and every day


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