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, March 18th beginning at 7:00PM at the TOPS Building

The PCVFA Board of Directors will meet on Monday, March 18th at the TOPS Building beginning at 7:00PM

Get all your Core Refresher EMT CME Hours in 2 months!  Please see attached for dates and times.  Core Refresher EMT CME Hours 3-2019

There will be a BLS CPR Refresher Class on March 28, 2019 starting at 7:00pm.  You MUST pre-register and there is a fee for the class.  Call the Bureau to register.  This schedule will be repeated starting September of 2019!

PC Chiefs Association meeting will be on Wednesday, March 20th beginning at 8:00PM at the Putnam Valley Fire Department

The Putnam County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Membership meeting and Annual Memorial Service is Monday, March 25th at 8:00PM at the Mahopac Fire Department.  Dress uniform is requested.  Please RSVP to Secretary@PutnamCountyVFA.org

The Fire investigation Team meeting will be on Tuesday, March 26th at the TOPS Building beginning at 7:00PM


There will be a 6 hour CME (Preparatory (1hr.) Airway (2hrs) Patient Assessment (3hrs.) on March 24th at Carmel VAC beginning at 9:00AM, Breakfast and lunch provided

There will be a Terrorist Indicators and Suspicious Activity Reporting class at the TOPS building on March 27th beginning at 7:00 PM (EMS CME’s Available)

There will be a Passenger Train Emergency Response Class beginning on Wednesday, May 8th at the TOPS building at 7:00PM


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