Bureau of Emergency Services

Ken Clair Jr. is the Commissioner for the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services, appointed by Mary Ellen O'Dell, Putnam County Executive, and confirmed by the Putnam County Legislature in 2018.

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 or event.

BES Links

Bureau of Emergency Services - Putnam County Online

TRAINING BULLETINS - Putnam County Online