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Welcome to Cold Spring Fire Co. No 1

The Cold Spring Fire Company No. 1 is located in the Village of Cold Spring, Putnam County New York.  We proudly protect 3500 people living in an area of 5 square miles.  We operate out of a headquarters located at 154 Main Street that protects a primarily residential area. Our department is a public department whose members are on a volunteer status.  We have an ISO rating of 5.

The Cold Spring Fire Company has a total of 125 men and woman and are led by Chief Matt Steltz and President Michael Bowman.  We respond on approximately 150 calls per year providing fire protection to the residents of the Villages of Cold Spring, Nelsonville and the Philipstown/Cold Spring Fire District. For information on joining, call the Firehouse at 845-265-9241 or email at:


Monthly Archives: July 2011

Cold Spring Junior Firefighter Academy (Day 5)

Today the Cold Spring Junior Firefighter Academy traveled to Hudson, New York to tour the FASNY Museum of Firefighting. There our recruits toured the museum collection, that features everything from historic firefighting apparatus, memorabilia and fire fighting equipment.  In all, it was a fun conclusion to the week…and a tiring one! Junior Firefighter graduation will […]

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Cold Spring Junior Firefighter Academy (Day 4)

  Today recruits got a close up look at an emergency medical helicopter at Mayor’s Park. The flight crew from LifeNet explained the role of a medical helicopter and the Junior Firefighters got to go on-board, sit in the pilot’s seat and get a closeup view of the take-off and landing . Recruits were also […]

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Cold Spring Junior Firefighter Academy (Day 3)

  Today our recruits had lectures in what type of departments and companies make up the fire service, what different trucks are used (i.e. pumpers, tankers, ladders, etc.), and the personal protective equipment (PPE) that firefighters wear. This included a demonstration of the steps that a firefighter goes through upon responding to a fire call […]

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CSFC Forcible Door Entry

Cold Spring Fire Company firefighters traveled to Garrison Fire Company on Tuesday night to utilize their forcible door entry simulator for a basic skills class. Firefighters learned the skills necessary to size-up and assess a locked or impeded door, look for other means of entry and as a last resort the skills needed to breakthrough […]

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Cold Spring Junior Firefighter Academy (Day 2)

Today our Junior Firefighters were joined by members of the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control, Rombout Fire Department and the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company.  Recruits were shown how to properly use a fire extinguisher, how to get out of a burning building and were introduced to Bonnie and Kura, two NYS Search and […]

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