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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:


Sneak Preview of the new 2-1!

The Cold Spring Fire Company No. 1 is eagerly awaiting delivery of our new pumper/rescue, designated the new 2-1. 

The 2010 Smeal/Spartan replaces the former 1988 Rescue (6-1) and our 1981 Pumper (2-1).

More to come as the delivery date approaches!

CSFC responds to single car P.I.A.A.

On Saturday evening, Cold Spring Fire Company was called to the scene of a single car p.i.a.a. on Route 9D near the intersection with Indian Brook Road.  The car had been driving north on 9D when it exited the road and struck a utility pole, splitting the pole in half.  Members of the CSFC assisted members of the Philipstown Voulnteer Ambulance Corps. with the extrication of the driver, who was then transported to the hospital.

Cold Spring Fire Mutual Aid for 4-Vehicle PIAA

PHILIPSTOWN — One driver was flown to Westchester Medical Center and the busy intersection of Routes 9 and 301 was closed for hours following a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon.

Preliminary reports indicate that four vehicles, including a six-wheel box truck, were involved in the midday crash, which shut down the major intersection in western Putnam County while sheriff’s deputies investigated.

Capt. William McNamara said each of the four vehicles was occupied by only the driver. One of them, an unidentified man, was taken by helicopter to the Valhalla hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. No one else was injured.

The intersection reopened before 4 p.m. It was not clear late Wednesday afternoon what caused the collision.

While Route 9 was closed, traffic was detoured through Cold Spring via Travis Corners and Fishkill roads.

In addition to sheriff’s officers, responders included state troopers, state park police, Cold Spring police and firefighters, North Highlands firefighters, the Philipstown Ambulance Corps, and the Putnam HazMat team and fire police.

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Cold Spring Fire Elects New Chief and 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: Joe Russo

Captain: Matt Steltz

1st Lt: Steve Smith

2nd Lt: Chris Godsey

3rd Lt: Mark Ford


President: Michael Bowman

Vice President: John Landolfi

Treasurer: George Tompkins

Financial Secretary: Steve Etta

Recording Secretary: Lilian Moser

Christmas Eve Structure Fire

A Cold Spring family was homeless but glad to be safe Saturday after a Christmas Eve fire in their home on Main Street.

“We’re all OK,” said Astrid Harrison, who was at the house Saturday. “We’re right in the middle of cleaning everything up.” She declined to say where the family was staying but the large, recently built house was uninhabitable, she said.

A family dog died in the fire, which was reported at 7 p.m. Thursday, but the family of five escaped, including three children. No cause has been determined.

The fire started in an addition on the east side of the large house and burned through the roof and most of the first floor in the two-story home. It was brought under control about an hour later, said Cold Spring Fire Chief Tom Merrigan.

More than 100 firefighters turned out to help, Merrigan said, and many stayed until the early hours of Christmas Day.

Firefighters from Cold Spring, North Highlands, Garrison, Continental Village, Fishkill, Rombout, Hughsonville, Beacon and Philipstown were on the scene, and Putnam Valley was on standby.

The fire is under investigation by the Putnam County Fire Investigation Team.

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For more images: NHFD Chief Joe Hyatt’s on EMT Bravo

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