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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: coldspringfd@gmail.com

DEPARTMENT CALENDAR

In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that the Cold Spring Fire Company #1 announces the death of John Turco, 64 year life-member of the Company.

Members attended the Wednesday evening services at Clinton funeral home.

Rescue Technician Basic Class at Cold Spring Fire Company

    

For the past two weeks, nearly 30 members of Philipstown area departments- and beyond – congregated at the Cold Spring Fire Company No. 1 for a Rescue Technician Basic Class.  This class, taught by NYS Certified Instructor Dan Valentine, provided an overview of the necessary basics of specialized rescue techniques, ranging from helicopter landings, repelling and lifting equipment, resources and victims up various inclines.  The course was very hands on, and focused on the necessary rescue knots needed to package victims and secure rescue lines.

The Rescue Tech Basic class is one of the prerequisites for joining the newly formed Philipstown-wide rope rescue squad, a team of firefighters from different area departments that are receiving specialized training in rescue techniques.  This team will be dispatched as part of the County wide mutual aid plan, and will respond to emergency situations that involve unique geographical terrain and/or circumstances throughout Philipstown.

There will be more updates about the team as they draw closer to being operational.

   

*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

2012 Cold Spring Fire Company Haldane Schloarship Goes to…

The members of the Cold Spring Fire Company No.1 would like to announce that this year’s Haldane scholarship, honoring a college-bound graduating senior(s) that has exemplified the spirit of volunteerism in our community – goes to Nicholas Junjulas and Salvatore Baisley.

Nick and Sal are both dedicated members of the Cold Spring Fire Company No. 1 and will be heading off to Dutchess and Sienna respectively in the fall.  We wish them good luck and all the best!

*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

In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that the Cold Spring Fire Company #1 announces the death of Salvatore Frisenda, 56 year life-member and ex-Chief of the Company.

Members will be attending the 7:30pm Friday services at Clinton funeral home.

CSFC Members Earn Putnam County Fireman of the Year

Volunteer rescue teams from North Highlands Fire Department and Cold Spring Fire Department were honored with the Putnam County Firefighters Association Fire Fighter of The Year award for their remarkable water rescues during Tropical Storm Irene. Nominated by former Putnam County Executive Paul Eldridge, these volunteers, who typically train for fires, automobile accidents and ice rescues, found themselves confronted with creeks that had become dangerous, raging rivers, trapping families in their homes. These men and women exhibited extraordinary bravery, determination, teamwork and dedication to their community during life-threatening situations.

Pictured above are the Cold Spring Fire Company honorees:  (l to r, Chief Matt Steltz, Former Acting Putnam County Exec. Paul Eldridge, Firefighter Tom Wills, 3rd Lieutenant Anthony Ferrera, Firefighter Rich Tomlins, Captain Michael Wojtusiak and Firefighter/Driver Tom Valentine).  Pictured below are the joint North Highlands and Cold Spring crews.

*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