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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:


Donations for Hurricane Sandy Relief

The Cold Spring Fire Company will be using it’s Emergency Ops trailer to deliver donated materials to the relief effort in NYC. Please leave any donated materials at the firehouse, and we will be making the rounds tomorrow morning to collection centers in Beacon and Peekskill before heading to Queens to the relief center. If you have any questions (845)476-4373.

In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that the Cold Spring Fire Company #1 announces the death of Milt Hustis, 50 year life-member of the Company.

Members are urged to attend a prayer service at 7pm, Friday 11/2 at Clintons. Dress uniform.

CSFC Prepares for Hurricane Sandy

*Voluntary Evacuation Issued for Lower Main Street*

The Cold Spring Fire Company No.1 is ready and prepared for Hurricane Sandy.  Our Headquarters will be manned throughout the event, and our Chief has been in regular contact with County Executive O’Dell, and the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services.  As of right now we are hoping for the best but prepared for the worst.

Hurricane Sandy is an extremely powerful storm and we want to remind you to keep away from downed trees and power lines. There is a high risk of significant flooding in our area and you should avoid these areas at all costs. Be extremely cautious of fast moving water, it can move a car with as little as 6 inches of water and sweep your feet from out under you. If possible avoid the use of candles and if you leave a room with a candle make sure you blow it out. Never use outdoor cooking equipment indoors such as gas or charcoal grills. They pose an extreme fire hazard and can give off deadly carbon monoxide gas.If using a generator, make sure it is away from your home and the exhaust is away from open windows. This too can produce deadly carbon monoxide gas.Some helpful preparation tips:• Pay close attention to weather advisories and storm warnings;• Have a telephone that does not require an electric outlet to operate;• Charge cell phones, or have a car cell phone charger;• Keep a flashlight and fresh batteries handy; • Have a battery-powered radio to keep informed of restoration efforts;• Stock water and packaged or canned foods that do not require refrigeration or cooking. Be sure to have a non-electric can opener;• Ensure adequate supplies of prescription medications, cash and other necessities;• Refuel vehicles and ensure that they are in good working condition; • Know how to manually open automatic garage doors; • Have a plan to check on vulnerable neighbors or family members;Please stay safe. Firefighters will be manning the firehouse during the storm. If you have any questions, please contact the firehouse at 845-265-9241.

As of now Cold Spring is expected to be impacted by a multi-day wind and rain event.  There currently is minor flooding along the Hudson River with high tide occurring at 12:35pm.  We expect there to be further flooding, possibly severe, occurring throughout the event.  For full high tide schedules click here.

Be prepared and stay safe.

In Memoriaum

It is with great sadness that the Cold Spring Fire Company #1 announces the death of George Tompkins, 36 year life-member, ex-President and Treasurer of the Company.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when they are finalized.

Junior Firefighter Academy (Day 5 and Graduation)

On Friday 7/27 our recruits boarded a charter bus for our yearly trip north to the NYS Firefighter’s Museum in Hudson, NY. Here they were lead through the history of firefighting in America, and got to see first hand the progression of firefighting equipment, trucks and tactics throughout history. The museum in Hudson houses a large collection of historic items, including dozens of antique firefighting carts and trucks, which were the subject of a scavenger hunt as well. Afterwards the recruits were allowed to visit the gift shop before eating lunch on the grounds of the New York State Fireman’s home.

On Saturday 7/28 our recruits reached the culmination of the week, as Cold Spring celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Junior Firefighter Academy with a parade down Main Street and graduation banquet at Incredible Caterers. This year 54 children graduated the Junior Academy, joining approximately 400 others who have graduated over the past decade. Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, joined other local dignitaries in congratulating our graduates and highlighting the self sacrifice of everyone involved during the week.

A special congratulations to Chief Dan Valentine on 10 years of the Academy – here’s to 10 more!