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


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!

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 an EMS Lecture/Call Audit on Tuesday, April 9th beginning at 7:00PM at the TOPS Building.  Topic is Approach to poisoning/overdoses.

There will be an EVOC class starting on Monday, April 15th at 7:00PM.  The Monday and Sunday classes will be at the TOPS building.  The Wednesday classes will be held at the FTC

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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