General Membership Meetings

March 27
Carmel VAC

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.  


Though our 2023 Schedule is now published on this
website (see side bar!) we are off for the Winter!

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

6 Garrett Place, Carmel, NY
(845) 225-7000

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

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L Edele, March 26

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 pins to score a trophy! So, if you and your friends love to bowl, they are already looking for ... (Full Story & Photos)

Brewster FD's Captain Robert "Bunky" Burns

President LuAnn Edele, January 06

We wish to express our Sympathies to the Brewster Fire Department on the passing of its Life Member, Robert "Bunky" Burns on December 30th. Bunky, as he was known to most, was a member of the BFD for 53 years, serving as Captain of Company 1 during that time and for many years as a member of the Board of Directors. He was also a Life Member of our own County Association.

Calling hours for Captain ... (Full Story & Photos)

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President LuAnn Edele, January 02

It is with great appreciation that the Putnam County VFA recognizes Bureau of Emergency Services' most recent Commissioner Ken Clair! As a Past President of our County Association, as well as Commissioner for the Brewster-Southeast Joint Fire District and an active Deputy Chief for the Brewster Fire Department, Ken Clair served Putnam's Fire, EMS and the County Response Teams as the Bureau's Car-1 ... (Full Story & Photos)

13th Annual UCVFA/DCVFA Fire Police Seminar has been POSTPONED

L Edele, January 01

The well-anticipated jointly run Ulster/Dutchess County Volunteer Fire Police Educational Seminar returns to the Highland Fire Department, previously scheduled for Saturday, November 5th, has been POSTPONED. The new date is tentatively scheduled for March 2023 and further details, including the traditional cost to attend, will be shared at that time! ... (Full Story)

FASNY training webinar

Member Charles Eberhart, November 11

Captain Michael Dugan, FDNY (Retired), "My Story"

On Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 at 7:30 p.m, Captain Michael Dugan will hold a webinar called "My Story."

Captain Dugan is a 27-year veteran of FDNY with more than 40 years in the fire service. He has received the James Gordon Bennett Medal (FDNY's highest awards for bravery) and the FDNY Harry M. Archer Medal ). Captain Dugan will share his experiences ... (Full Story)

Ladies Auxiliary PCVFA - BLING PARTY Fundraiser!

Hosted by the LAPCVFA, begins Oct. 14, November 07

Our County Ladies Auxiliary is having a special PAPARAZZI Fundraiser beginning October 14 and running through November 7. Perfect timing with the holidays looming before us, their BLING PARTY will feature fabulous, fun and giftable $5.00 jewelry! Paparazzi Accessories Independent Consultant Phyllis Dinkelacker will be working with the Auxiliary on its special Facebook page, as well as hosting its ... (Full Story & Photos)

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L. Edele, October 23

Patterson Fire Department is hosting a TRUNK or TREAT and you're invited! Event will be held on Sunday, Oct 23rd (rain date Oct 30th) from 6:00pm to 7:00pm and will have a "Best Trunk Contest"! Food, challenge coins and t-shirts will be available for sale that evening as well. There's no entry fee though donations are welcomed. Check out the flyer for full details, including how to be a 'trunker' ... (Full Story & Photos)

Putnam Departments Sponsor OPEN HOUSES this weekend!

L Edele, October 16

Two of our County's Fire Departments - Brewster Fire Dept. and Putnam Lake Fire Dept. - are opening their doors to the public for their annual OPEN HOUSE events this coming Sunday, October 16. Always a great day for kids and adults alike, there's plenty of fire prevention education mixed with f-u-n!! Check out their flyers and their Facebook pages for more details. We hope you will support ... (Full Story & Photos)

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