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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 Fire Company No.1 Softball 1-0 on the Season!

The Cold Spring Fire Company softball team began the year on the right foot, defeating New Hackensack on their home field by a score of 14-5.  Powered by a mix of old veterans and new blood, rookie standout Peter Allen provided good defense in the outfield and power at the plate.

The Cold Spring Fire Company plays every Friday night throughout the summer – home games are played at 6:30 pm @ Mayor’s Park.

Lights, Camera, Action!

On Wednesday May 4th members of the Cold Spring Fire Company had some surprise guests.  A film crew working on an upcoming episode of the BRAVO network show Work of Art stopped by the Fire Company headquarters on Main Street, where one of the contestants interviewed a few of the members, tried on some turnout gear, and took a tour of the building.  Here Assistant Chief Matt Steltz, Firefighter Rich Tomlins and Driver Jack Falloon answer questions about the history of the Company and what it’s like being a volunteer firefighter in a small town.  The basis of the show centers around artists who use a central theme for inspiration, then return to the studio to create works on their experiences.  The theme today was the “Norman Rockwellian small town” – one can only wonder what works of art will be produced after talking to these three!

The artwork will be revealed this coming Friday in NYC and the episode of Work of Art will debut on the BRAVO channel sometime in October.

Continuing to Remember

Remembering the 2,752 who died on 9/11/01 – including 343 Firefighters and 60 Police Officers of the City of New York and for the countless others who have sacrificed and continue to sacrifice to bring those responsible to justice.

Single Car P.I.A.A. on Route 9D

On Friday April 22, the Cold Spring Fire Company was called to Route 9D near Boscobel Restoration for a report of a passenger car that had left the road and struck a tree.  On arrival members of the CSFC found a late model Mercedes Sedan in the woods.  Two passengers were transported to the hospital by Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance and the scene was cleared.

NYPD Helicopter Unit Rescues West Point Cadets

Many local residents have been inquiring about search lights and a helicopter that was hovering near Storm King Mountain around 2am on Sunday morning.  It seems that two West Point cadets were separated from their unit during a training exercise and had to be air lifted off of the mountain at the height of the wind storm.  Click here for the full story.