General Membership Meetings

March 27
Lake Carmel FD

May 22
Putnam Valley FD

July 24
Mahopac FD
Convention Meeting

September 25
Carmel FD

November 27
Brewster FD


Board Meetings

January 23

March 20
May 15
July 17
September 18
November 20
Installation Dinner
April 14th
Centennial Grille Room, John Simpson Rd., Carmel

All meetings at the TOPS building unless noted otherwise

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Apr 01, 2023
Brewster FD - Pancake Breakfast

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Welcome to Putnam County Volunteer Firemen's Association
"Organized in 1951"

The Putnam County Volunteer Firemen's Association ("PCVFA") was formed in 1951 with its general purpose being the promotion and development of the Putnam County Firefighters and Volunteer Ambulance personnel, so that together they may, among other things:   More effectively assist in the Firematic and First Aid training of all firefighters and ambulance personnel in the County, support and execute the specific efforts of our County's volunteer First Responders and promote and encourage fire prevention and first aid education throughout Putnam County through our Member Companies.  We continue to aspire to this Mission Statement more than 70 years later.

Our Association meets five times a year at one of our Member Departments or VACs.  

Please note the following change to our upcoming meeting location!

Our next meeting will be on Monday, March 27, 2023 at

851 Route 52, Carmel, NY
(845) 225-3730

Meeting starts at 8:00pm, Refreshments at 7:00pm


L. Edele being held on , April 23

The PUTNAM COUNTY SPCA will be presenting a special training session for Emergency Service personnel (Fire, EMS, Dispatchers) on ANIMAL CRUELTY from 1:00PM till 2:30PM on Sunday, April 23 at the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services, aka the TOPs Building, address below. For details on what this training will involve and which NYS officials will be presenting the course, please see the attached ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption ESSAB Presents Seminar on LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

L. Edele, April 08

The Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services' Emergency Safety Service Advisory Board ("ESSAB") will be presenting a seminar on LITHIUM ION BATTERIES. These batteries can be found not only in all types of electric vehicles, but in daily-used electronic devices, as well!

This seminar will be held on Saturday, April 8, from 8:30am to 12:00pm, at the Bureau's TOPs Building, located at 112 Route 6 in Carmel. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Annual Easter Plant Sale at Brewster FD

L. Edele, April 07

The Brewster Fire Department will once again host its ANNUAL EASTER PLANT SALE this year at its Headquarters location! The sale will begin on Friday, April 7 and run through Easter Sunday, April 9. An assortment of beautiful potted &/or ready-to-plant Spring flowers will be available for purchase, while supplies last!

Check out the flyer for details and contact info and, don't forget, if you ... (Full Story & Photos)

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L. Edele, April 01

Come join the Brewster Fire Department as it hosts a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, April 1st from 8:00AM till 11:30AM. Also offered are eggs, bacon, sausage and, of course, coffee & juice! Cost: $10/adults, $5/kids under 12.

Check out their flyer for complete details, including the opportunity to save on purchases at their upcoming Easter Plant Sale! Information is also available on ... (Full Story & Photos)

Carmel FD's Annual Bowling Tournament

L Edele, March 26

THERE'S STILL TIME TO SIGN UP!! Note the updated flyer that incorporates the two start times!!

The Carmel Fire Department will be at the Alley once again on SUNDAY, MARCH 26th with its Annual Bowling Tournament! This fun fundraiser lets you help defray the costs of the CFD members participating - and competing! - in the Hudson Valley VFA Convention while having a blast trying to knock down those ... (Full Story & Photos)

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L. Edele, March 11


The ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE OUTREACH with the local State Assembly Members and Senators who
represent the lower Hudson Valley - Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan and Putnam
Counties - will be held as a ZOOM Conference on Saturday, March 11th at 9:00 AM. The agenda will include the FASNY Legislative Scorecard of priority legislation and other bills of interest ... (Full Story)

GARRISON VAC Mourns the Loss of Life Member Derek J Tudor

Charles Eberhart , March 08

Last week, the PCVFA learned of the passing of Garrison Volunteer Ambulance Corps' Life Member, Derek J Tudor, Sr, who passed away on February 24th. We are so sorry for our member VAC's loss.

Derek Tudor Sr. is father to Garrison Volunteer Ambulance corps Chief Derek J Tudor Jr. and former Garrison Volunteer Fire Department Chief Rodney Tudor. We ask that you please keep the family of Derek ... (Full Story & Photos)

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L. Edele, February 05

With heavy heart, the Cold Spring Fire Company No. 1 announced the passing of its Treasurer, Edward T. Mancari. Treasurer Mancari was not only a Life Member of his Fire Company (actively serving since 1984) but also was a Past President. He was also very active outside his firehouse, as he retired from the city of Beacon school district and served on the Village board as a trustee and deputy mayor. ... (Full Story & Photos)


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