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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 Water Rescue Training

On Tuesday June 21st firefighters from the Cold Spring Fire Company No.1 descended upon the Cold Spring Boat Club and utilized their riverside docks for some water  rescue training.  The main focus of the session was to give basic instruction on how and when to use the dry/thermal suits, different rope rescue techniques, and ultimately to provide all members with the opportunity to wear the suits and get a feel for their capabilities.  The suits provide protection for rescuers under extreme water conditions, such as one might find along the Hudson River or the region’s lakes and ponds.

Hypothermia is the primary concern for first responders during any water rescue scenario.  No matter whether its the middle of January or the summer months, depending upon numerous factors (ranging from age, health, water/air temperature, dehydration, time of exposure, etc..) the loss of core body temperature can lead to health complications, shock and loss of life.

*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