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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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.  

Our Convention meeting is currently scheduled to be held

on Monday, July 24, 2023 ... Location to be Announced

Michele Ment, Lake Carmel FD Auxiliary

L. Edele, Past President (PCVFA, LAPCVFA), June 01

We wish to recognize and share in the loss of one of our County Ladies Auxiliary members, Michele Ment, who passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 28, 2023. Michele was a member of our County Auxiliary for many years and was a Past President of her own Auxiliary, the Lake Carmel FD Auxiliary, among many other leadership accomplishments noted in her obituary (link below).

Visitation will be held ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption EMS Week 2023 ... "EMS: Where Emergency Care Begins"

L. Edele, Past Pres., May 23

Did you know that May 21-27, 2023, is actually the **49th** annual National EMS Week? It all began in 1974, when President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities.

Each year has a specific theme and this year the theme is ** EMS: Where Emergency Care Begins **. The theme reminds the public of EMS' most important ... (Full Story & Photos)

FASNY Firefighter's Home Needs Everyone's Help!

L Edele, May 23

The Assembly Insurance Committee needs to HEAR OUR 80,000+ voices from across the state and VOTE NO on taking funding away from our Firefighter's Home!

Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Queens) is bringing a bill he sponsors (A 7160/S 6269) to a vote in the Assembly Insurance Committee ** THIS WEDNESDAY ** that would TAKE FUNDING currently allocated for the Firefighters' Home in Hudson and direct it to ... (Full Story)

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L. Edele, May 22

We have just received word of the passing of Patterson Fire Department's Life Member and Honorary Chief, Edward Centofante, who was a WWII Veteran serving with the US Navy in the Pacific Theater. A 51-year member of the Patterson FD, he was an active Fire Police member, even at 98 years young! We share in his loss along with the members of Patterson FD.

Honorary Chief Centofante's wake will ... (Full Story & Photos)

Lithium Ion Battery Seminar Certificates - Check your inbox!

L. Edele, May 20

If you attended last month's ESSAB-sponsored LITHIUM ION BATTERY SEMINAR at the TOPs Building in Carmel, your Certificate of Attendance has been emailed to you at the address you provided! If you have not received your certificate or if you would like contact information for guest speaker/Hazmat Coordinator Wayne Melton, Orange County, reach out to me at
*** Thanks for ... (Full Story)

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L. Edele, May 20

On Thursday, May 25, the Putnam Valley Fire Department - in conjunction with the New York Blood Center - will be hosting its annual Blood Drive, from 9am to 7pm, at its firehouse at 12 Canopus Hollow Rd, in Putnam Valley, NY.

The need for blood is always in demand, so consider donating a little of yours and be entered to win a $100 gift card! Three chances per donor ... see flyer for all details ... (Full Story & Photos)

Spring Burn Ban Lifted the Day after Mother's Day 2023

L. Edele, Past President, May 15

The 2023 Statewide Burn Ban that began on March 16 remained in effect through yesterday, May 14, 2023, the day many of us celebrated Mother's Day.

The annual Spring burn ban, which has been in effect since 2009, reduces wildfire risks (or brush fires), protects lives, property, our natural resources and reduces air pollution. Did you know that open burning of debris is the single-largest cause ... (Full Story)

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L. Edele , May 15

On Friday, August 11th, the Carmel Fire Department we will be hosting its annual Don Pearlman/Jimmy Roberts golf outing/fundraiser. The outing will be held at the Putnam County Golf Course in Mahopac and the full details - including contact info - can be found on the attached flyer.

Traditionally this is a fun event for all, including golfing contests and raffles, but this year the CFD is including ... (Full Story & Photos)


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