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.

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Weekly Announcements


  • The Fire Advisory Board will meet on Monday, November 19th beginning at 7:00 PM at the TOPS Building
  • The Putnam County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Board of Directors will meet on Monday, November 19th beginning at 7:00 PM at the TOPS Building
  • The Putnam County Chiefs Association will meet on November 21st at the North Highlands Fire Department beginning at 8:00 PM
  • The Putnam County Volunteer Fireman’s Association General Meeting is Monday, November 26th beginning at 7:00PM at the Carmel Volunteer Ambulance Corps
  • The Fire Investigation Team will meet on Tuesday, November 27th beginning at 7:00 PM at the TOPS Building


  • There will be a Fire Police Course beginning on November 27th at the Kent Fire Department at 7:00PM
  • The CME will be Tuesday, November 27th at the TOPS building beginning at 7:00PM
  • There will be a Terrorist Indicators and Suspicious Activity Reporting for Fire/EMS at the TOPS Building on November 28th beginning at 7:00PM


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