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 Fire Chief’s Association will meet Wednesday November 15th at 8:00pm at the Putnam Valley Fire Department
  • The Putnam County Volunteer Fireman’s Association Board of Directors will meet Monday, November 20th at the TOPS building beginning at 1900 hours. All Directors are encouraged to attend.


  • Training Center – The second floor burn room and the upper hydrants are out of service. Please refrain from using them

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