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 FAB will meet on Monday, October 15th at the TOPS Building beginning at 7:00 PM
  • The Putnam County Chiefs Association will meet on Wednesday, October 17th at the Mahopac Falls Fire Dept. beginning at 8:00PM
  • The EMS Council will meet on Sunday, October 21st at 10:00AM at the TOPS Building.


  • There will be an Apparatus Operator – Emergency Vehicle Operations class at the FTC beginning on Oct. 15th
  • There will be a Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations with HAZMAT First Responder Ops class beginning on Monday, October 29th at the Fire Training Center starting at 18:30 hours.
  • There will be a Firefighter Assist and Search Team class (FAST) beginning on October 30th at the FTC


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