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



  • There will be a Firefighter II class starting on Wednesday, March 29th at 1830 hours.
  • FASNY will be hold a seminar on “Modern Firefighting, What works for You” on March 9th at the TOP’s Building. Please look on Bureau website for more information.
  • There will be principles of Instruction class starting on Thursday, March 23rd at the TOP’s Building
  • Fireground Strategies and Tactics for First Arriving Companies will start on Wednesday, April 12th at the TOP’s Building
  • Leadership, Accountability, Courage and Knowledge class will be held on Saturday, April 15th at the Top’s building starting at 0800 hours.


  • The EMT-CME Refresher Training will be held on Tuesday, February 28th at the TOP’s building starting at 1900 hours. This month’s topics will be Toxicology, Endocrine, and Neurology.


  • The Hazmat Team will meet on Wednesday, March 1st at the TOP’s building starting at 1930 hours.

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