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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:


Category Archives: Firematic

CSFC Interior Firefighter / Driver Training Drill

Tuesday night August 16, Cold Spring firefighters conducted interior firefighter training, focusing on sizeup, initial attack, laying in and search.  Simultaneously, driver training and re certification was also conducted.  The evolutions involved firefighters “arriving on scene”, stretching hose lines, conducting an interior search and familiarizing themselves with rescue techniques.  The interior drill was conducted in […]

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CSFC Elevator Rescue Training

On Tuesday August 9th, Cold Spring Firefighters held an elevator rescue class on the MTA southbound platform.  Believe it or not, our small town has a fair share of elevators and on occasion (twice in the last month actually) people become entrapped in them due to mechanical failure or power outages.  The CSFC would like […]

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Cold Spring Junior Firefighter Academy (Day 5)

Today the Cold Spring Junior Firefighter Academy traveled to Hudson, New York to tour the FASNY Museum of Firefighting. There our recruits toured the museum collection, that features everything from historic firefighting apparatus, memorabilia and fire fighting equipment.  In all, it was a fun conclusion to the week…and a tiring one! Junior Firefighter graduation will […]

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Cold Spring Junior Firefighter Academy (Day 4)

  Today recruits got a close up look at an emergency medical helicopter at Mayor’s Park. The flight crew from LifeNet explained the role of a medical helicopter and the Junior Firefighters got to go on-board, sit in the pilot’s seat and get a closeup view of the take-off and landing . Recruits were also […]

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Cold Spring Junior Firefighter Academy (Day 3)

  Today our recruits had lectures in what type of departments and companies make up the fire service, what different trucks are used (i.e. pumpers, tankers, ladders, etc.), and the personal protective equipment (PPE) that firefighters wear. This included a demonstration of the steps that a firefighter goes through upon responding to a fire call […]

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