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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:


CSFC and PVAC Joint Response Training

On Tuesday May 31, the Cold Spring Fire Company No.1 hosted two ambulances from the Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps at their headquarters on Main Street for a mutual aid training / drill.  During the 90 minute class, PVAC medics led firefighters through the layout of the ambulance compartments, familiarizing them with the locations of different life-saving equipment, when it’s used and why.  The hands on training demonstrated everything from usage of backboards and stretchers, to the actual packaging of patients using braces, blocks and straps.  Firefighters were also refreshed on how to lift and carry victims, as well as proper use of PPE and disposal/tratement of contaminated materials.  Firefighters and Medics are often called upon to work together in many circumstances, whether it be at the scene of an accident, a mountain rescue, or to assist on the scene of a medical emergency.  Familiarity and cross-training of personnel from all agencies is key.

Tuesday evening’s class is the latest in a long series of mutual aid drills involving the Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps (PVAC) and the Cold Spring Fire Company No. 1 and was the conclusion of a very busy weekend for both agencies.  On Saturday evening PVAC and CSFC were both called to the scene of a P.I.A.A. involving a passenger vehicle vs. motorcycle on Route 9D in the Village.  The accident required an airlift of a patient by STAT-FLIGHT and not only involved the two local Cold Spring agencies on scene but also the procurement of a landing zone by the North Highlands Engine Co. 1.  CSFC was also called to an additional traffic accident at approximately 1am on Saturday morning on the Garrison line, and an activated automatic fire alarm on Saturday morning at approximately 11am.  Both agencies (CSFC/PVAC) also responded to a traffic accident Sunday evening at the Cold Spring Train Station, and a mountain rescue on Bull Hill late Monday evening – to round out a very busy Holiday.

In addition all local Emergency Services marched in honor of the Nation’s Veterans on Monday morning up Main Street to the Cold Spring Cemetery.

*Interested in volunteering?  Fill out an application, stop by on one of our drill nights (every Tuesday @ 7:30pm) or give us a call 265-9241!