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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:


Christmas Eve Structure Fire

A Cold Spring family was homeless but glad to be safe Saturday after a Christmas Eve fire in their home on Main Street.

“We’re all OK,” said Astrid Harrison, who was at the house Saturday. “We’re right in the middle of cleaning everything up.” She declined to say where the family was staying but the large, recently built house was uninhabitable, she said.

A family dog died in the fire, which was reported at 7 p.m. Thursday, but the family of five escaped, including three children. No cause has been determined.

The fire started in an addition on the east side of the large house and burned through the roof and most of the first floor in the two-story home. It was brought under control about an hour later, said Cold Spring Fire Chief Tom Merrigan.

More than 100 firefighters turned out to help, Merrigan said, and many stayed until the early hours of Christmas Day.

Firefighters from Cold Spring, North Highlands, Garrison, Continental Village, Fishkill, Rombout, Hughsonville, Beacon and Philipstown were on the scene, and Putnam Valley was on standby.

The fire is under investigation by the Putnam County Fire Investigation Team.

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