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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 Responds to Large Brush Fire


At approximately 5:20pm on March 14th, Cold Spring firefighters were called to a “large brush fire near a residence” off of Indian Brook Road in a portion of Philipstown covered by the CSFC. Upon arrival, firefighters found a rather large fire that had spread down a hillside, consuming a large tract of yard and forest. Volunteers went to work clearing a fire line around the effected area and extinguishing the bulk of the fire. Firefighters from North Highlands Engine Company were called in for support and to provide an extra source of water to the effort. In all, firefighters were on scene for approximately four hours mopping up hot spots and an additional two hours back at quarters cleaning, servicing and repacking equipment.

Video of Brush Fire Extension

The Cold Spring Fire Company would like to remind residents, that due to the decreased precipitation and snowfall this winter, we are starting the year in an unusually dry state and that burning of leaves and brush in New York State is illegal.

*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