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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 Responds to Car Fire

Fire destroyed this 1974 MGB Convertible

On Sunday, January 31st at approximately 1pm, the Cold Spring Fire Company was called to respond to a reported vehicle fire on Orchard Street in the Village.  Upon arrival at the station firefighters were advised to “expedite” because of the vehicle’s location to a garage and adjoining structures.  Members of CSFC responded with 2-1 and 2-2, quickly extinguishing the burning car and miscellaneous items on the floor of the homeowners garage.  The car, a classic 1974 MGB convertible was a complete loss according to the homeowner – who had left it to warm up in the cold weather.

New Year Begins With a Mountain Rescue

At the height of last week’s snow storm the Cold Spring Fire Company (CSFC) and the Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps (PVAC) rescued an injured hiker from high atop Breakneck Ridge. The CSFC received an emergency call at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7.  CSFC President Mike Bowman told that a 20-year-old male had hiked alone to the top of Breakneck Ridge. Nearing the flag pole, he seriously injured his knee.  The hiker called a friend who came to provide assistance and then called 911.

Bowman said that five CSFC personnel, aided by a PVAC medic, were dispatched. “Our guys (secured) the patient and began moving him down the trail,” Bowman said. “It took well over an hour and a half – in a snow storm.” Assistant Fire Chief Matt Steltz was in charge of the operation and said that it took rescuers an hour to reach the victim. The descent took twice as long. The four Fire Company members who carried the victim out – Kevin and Chris Junjulas (father and son), Tommy Wills and Mark Ford – drew praise from Steltz. “Their commitment and dedication are unbelievable. The mountain itself is a treacherous rescue and conditions that day were horrendous. It was snowing hard. Visibility was poor. When they got down they were cold and wet.”  Steltz said that the rescuers were treated to lunch when they finally returned to the fire hall on Main Street . The name of the injured hiker has not been released.

The Cold Spring Fire Company would like to remind the public that winter hiking can be treacherous and dangerous.  As of the posting of this article the Breakneck Ridge and Mt. Taurus trailheads have been closed by the State Park Rangers due to dangerous conditions.

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2011 Elected Officers

At the December Annual Meeting of the Cold Spring Fire Company No. 1 the new slate of officers was elected by the company membership.

The new lineup:

Chief: Chris Tobin

Assistant Chief: Matt Steltz

Captain: Josh DiNardo

1st Lt: Vacant

2nd Lt: Mark Ford

3rd Lt: Michael Wojtusiak

Cpt. Fire Police: Wayne Rudolph


President: Michael Bowman

Vice President: John Landolfi

Treasurer: George Tompkins

Financial Secretary: Steve Etta

Recording Secretary: Lilian Moser

2010 Junior Firefighter Academy!

The Cold Spring Fire Company is proud to be hosting its 8th annual Junior Firefighter Academy this summer.

From July 26th to July 30th, 50 children in grades 4 through 8 will experience a small taste of what its like to attend a firefighter academy.

Sold out in just 40 minutes, the academy is full however you can still register your child and be added to a wait list in case there are some cancellations. To register, contact the Philipstown Recreation Department at 845-424-4618.

For more information click on our Jr. Firefighter Academy link.

Cold Spring Fire Goes Mutual Aid to Garrison for Two Car P.I.A.A.

Cold Spring Fire Company’s 2-2 was on scene assisting firefighters from Garrison on a two car P.I.A.A. along 9D.

The occupants of both vehicles were transported to local hospitals by the Garrison Volunteer Ambulance.