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

The Technical Rescue Team will meet on Monday, February 25th beginning at 7:00PM at the TOPS Building

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

The Putnam Lake Fire Department will be having a Pancake Breakfast to benefit the Mike Ercole Relief Fund on Sunday, March 10th beginning at 9:00AM at the Patterson Recreation Center


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

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 Passenger Train Emergency Response Class beginning on Thursday, April 18th at the TOPS building at 7:00PM


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