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 PC Chiefs Association will meet at the Putnam Lake Fire Dept. on February 20th beginning at 8:00PM

The FAB will meet on February 25th beginning at 7:00PM (note date change due to the holiday on February 18)

The Fire Investigation Team Meeting will be on Tuesday, February 26th at the TOPS Building beginning at 7:00PM


There will be an Incident Safety Officer Class beginning on February 13th beginning at 7:00 PM at the Fire Training Center

Hazmat Tech Training will be held at the TOPS Building on Wednesday, February 20th and Thursday, February 21st beginning at 6:30PM

There will be a BEFO/SCBA class starting on February 21st at 6:30 PM at the Fire Training Center.  Please forward applications to the Bureau ASAP

There will be an EMT-Basic Refresher Course beginning on 2/26 at 7:00PM at the TOPS Building

There will be a CME on Immunology and Toxicology at Garrison VAC on February 27th beginning at 7:00 PM


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