Ken Clair Named Putnam County Deputy Commissioner of Emergency Services

Ken Clair Named Putnam County Deputy Commissioner of Emergency Services

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announces the appointment of Ken Clair as Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Emergency Services.  This is a second Deputy position added to improve workload management associated with Putnam County’s 911 Center, Fire & EMS Training, special teams, as well as representing the county both regionally and statewide.

“I am pleased to announce the selection of Ken Clair as Deputy Commissioner,” said Odell.  “As a former Fire Chief of the Brewster Fire Department and volunteer fire fighter for more than 25 years, Ken’s experience is a highly valued asset to our BOES team.”

“Mr. Clair was selected from a strong group of candidates applying for this position” said Commissioner Anthony W. Sutton.  Sutton recommended Clair for the appointment after interviewing a number of qualified applicants. “We are anxious to have Ken get onboard and look forward to utilizing his skills and enthusiasm to the upmost as the Bureau continues its mission to protect the health and safety of Putnam’s residents and to serve the County’s first responder community.”


Ken Claire

Ken is a former Brewster Fire Chief and currently serves as a Fire Commissioner in the Brewster-Southeast Joint Fire District. Ken serves in the Bureau of Emergency Services as a Deputy Fire Coordinator or “Battalion”.

Deputy Commissioner Clair has served as Assistant Fire Inspector in Southeast from 1997-2003 and more recently as the Emergency Preparedness Officer for the Town of Southeast from 2003-Present.  Mr. Clair will assume his new position on July 5th.