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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:


Hurricane Irene Hits Cold Spring / Philipstown Area

Water pouring from a manhole cover on Main Street.

It was an exhausting non-stop weekend for the Cold Spring Fire Company.  Beginning around 8 am on Sunday August, 28 and continuing into Tuesday morning, firefighters from CSFC responded to dozens of calls for flooding conditions, wires down, fallen trees, water rescues, propane leaks and other storm related conditions.  The Company headquarters opened it’s doors to a handful of residents who sought shelter during the peak of the flooding conditions, especially on Lower Main Street, which many long time residents stated “was at the worst they’ve ever seen.”  At it’s peak the water level at the Hudson River waterfront was at the top step or above the porches of the waterfront condos and Hudson House.  These condos were built to withstand flooding from a “100 year storm event” and it looks as though that prediction was accurate.  Other major flooding conditions existed on Main Street, Cedar Street, Fair Street, Route 9D, Route 9, 301 and Fishkill Road – basically isolating the Village of Cold Spring – until early Monday morning.

We ask that residents with any photos of the storm or the Fire Company in action during the event, please email

Kiwi, a kitten rescued from the Lower Main Street flooding who was sheltered along with her family at the Company HQ.

Deputy Mayor Bruce Campbell and CS Firefighter Peter Allen on Cedar St.

*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