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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 Members Earn Putnam County Fireman of the Year

Volunteer rescue teams from North Highlands Fire Department and Cold Spring Fire Department were honored with the Putnam County Firefighters Association Fire Fighter of The Year award for their remarkable water rescues during Tropical Storm Irene. Nominated by former Putnam County Executive Paul Eldridge, these volunteers, who typically train for fires, automobile accidents and ice rescues, found themselves confronted with creeks that had become dangerous, raging rivers, trapping families in their homes. These men and women exhibited extraordinary bravery, determination, teamwork and dedication to their community during life-threatening situations.

Pictured above are the Cold Spring Fire Company honorees:  (l to r, Chief Matt Steltz, Former Acting Putnam County Exec. Paul Eldridge, Firefighter Tom Wills, 3rd Lieutenant Anthony Ferrera, Firefighter Rich Tomlins, Captain Michael Wojtusiak and Firefighter/Driver Tom Valentine).  Pictured below are the joint North Highlands and Cold Spring crews.

*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