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 Police Team will meet on Monday, January 14th beginning at 7:00PM at the TOPS Building

The Putnam County Chiefs Meeting will be held at the Patterson Fire Department on Wednesday, January 16th Beginning at 8:00PM

The Firefighter 1/BEFO Graduation for the 2018 classes will be held on January 17th at 7:00 PM at the TOPS Building

The FAB will meet on Monday, January 21st at the TOPS Building beginning at 7:00PM

The PCVFA Board Meeting will be January 21st beginning at 7:00PM at the TOPS Building


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


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