The Bureau of Emergency Services (BES) plays a crucial role in keeping Putnam County safe. One of the main missions and goals of BES is to provide help to local communities. Offering extensive training opportunities for firefighters, EMT’s and other first responder; while assisting in the coordination of emergency management efforts, providing support with specialized emergency apparatus and other equipment.

The Putnam County’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and the Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Mutual Aid Plans establish protocols and provide guidance for all County municipalities.

Putnam 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center provides a central communications center for EMS, Fire and Police.

In the case of an emergency first responders from town, villages, or the County will respond. These County, Town, and Village agencies may include but are not limited to:

New York State Police
Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services
Putnam County Sheriffs Department
Putnam County Fire Police
Brewster Police Department
Carmel Police Department
Kent Police Department
Brewster Volunteer Fire Department
Carmel Volunteer Fire Department
Cold Spring Volunteer Fire Department
Kent Volunteer Fire Department
Lake Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department
Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department
Putnam Valley Volunteer Fire Department
Cold Spring Volunteer Fire Department

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NY-Alert is a notification system that disseminates critical emergency-related information, including instructions and protective actions, through various communication systems (e.g. email, cell phones and media outlets) to those who sign up. Signing up for NY-Alert is free and by doing so, you can receive the important warnings and emergency information when you may need it most.
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