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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:


Cold Spring Firefighters Give an Impromptu Demo

Children from all over France stopped by the firehouse last week to see the equipment, and learn about volunteer firefighting in the United States. The children were part of a tour group that is visiting NY for 10 days. Cold Spring was just one of their beautiful stops along the way.

CSFC Firefighters Complete Mandatory NIMS Training

On Tuesday evening, July 19th,  Cold Spring firefighters gathered in the Company meeting room to complete the ongoing process of the NIMS 100 and 700 level courses.  NIMS which stands for “National Incident Management System” is a federally mandated certification for all emergency services personnel, as well as elected officials.  Developed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and implemented in 2004 by the Department of Homeland Security, NIMS provides a standardized, yet flexible baseline standard for all emergency response situations.

CSFC Goes Mutual Aid to Dutchess Junction

Firefighters from Cold Spring, Beacon, Glenham, Chelsea and Hughsonville were called to a report of structure fire at 40 Victoria Lane on Sunday morning July, 9th.  Upon arrival firefighters found the single family home fully engulfed.  CSFC operated on scene throughout the morning.

*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

CSFC Hosts Gathering of Philipstown Fire Leaders

In a meeting reminiscent of the former “Philipstown Five” meetings, the now Philipstown Four – consisting of Cold Spring Fire Company No. 1, North Highlands Engine Company No.1, Garrison Volunteer Fire Company, and Continental Village Fire Department  (Nelsonville Fire Department disbanded c.2002) – met with Councilman John VanTassel and Professional Mediator Joe Hines to discuss ways to further public understanding and perception of the fire services in Philipstown.  Stemming from the public meeting on June 8th, these series of meetings at each department will bring the chiefs and leadership of the various companies together to open a dialogue about how we can better serve our protection areas, work together/drill as mutual aid companies, and preserve the system of volunteer firefighting in Philipstown.

*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

Community Day Postponed

Parade rescheduled for tomorrow, July 4th.  Fireworks postponed to a date to be determined.

Check the Cold Spring Municipal website for more updates.