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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:


Cold Spring Fire Mutual Aid for 4-Vehicle PIAA

PHILIPSTOWN — One driver was flown to Westchester Medical Center and the busy intersection of Routes 9 and 301 was closed for hours following a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon.

Preliminary reports indicate that four vehicles, including a six-wheel box truck, were involved in the midday crash, which shut down the major intersection in western Putnam County while sheriff’s deputies investigated.

Capt. William McNamara said each of the four vehicles was occupied by only the driver. One of them, an unidentified man, was taken by helicopter to the Valhalla hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. No one else was injured.

The intersection reopened before 4 p.m. It was not clear late Wednesday afternoon what caused the collision.

While Route 9 was closed, traffic was detoured through Cold Spring via Travis Corners and Fishkill roads.

In addition to sheriff’s officers, responders included state troopers, state park police, Cold Spring police and firefighters, North Highlands firefighters, the Philipstown Ambulance Corps, and the Putnam HazMat team and fire police.

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