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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 Hosts Joint Mountain Rescue Class with PVAC

On Tuesday May 17th, the Cold Spring Fire Company No.1 held a basic mountain rescue informational meeting for it’s members and members of the Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corp.  Due to our geographic location in the Hudson Highlands, and the influx of tourists and hikers seeking to climb the trails of the surrounding peaks, the Cold Spring Fire Company responds on numerous “mountain related” calls.  These range from lost hikers who have entered the trail system ill prepared and who become disoriented due to darkness, to injured persons who may trip or fall, to forest fires that spring up during the dry seasons.

The class was well attended by both Companies, as the instructor Cold Spring Assistant Chief Matt Steltz led the group through a brief history of the area, descriptions and maps of the different terrain of the Hudson Highlands and closed by giving a walk through of the different medical and emergency response equipment that is utilized.  This class was given with the cooperation of PVAC, since on many occasions they are called upon to climb alongside the Fire Personnel in the case of a medical emergency.

The Hudson Highlands is one of the most popular hiking and outdoor destinations on the East Coast.  It is also one of the most difficult hiking/climbing areas in the country.  We ask that people please review the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation guidelines and recommendations before you set out on the trail.  You may find maps and other info here.  Be prepared!