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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 Father John G. Mills, 50 year life-member of the Company.

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

Registration for the 10th annual Junior Firefighter Academy opens April 16th, 2012 at 8:30am!

   

The Cold Spring Fire Company in connection with the Town of Philipstown Recreation Department will be holding their 10th Annual Junior Firefighter Academy. The Academy will be held for one week, July 23rd — 27th and is open to Philipstown residents in grades 4 through 8th. Classes begin at 9am each day and end at 3pm.

The Junior Firefighters are issued uniforms and photo ID tags that have be worn at all times during their attendance at the Academy. Throughout the week the Junior Firefighters received training from Firefighters,  EMT’s and Paramedics in Fire Cause and Prevention,  Fire Safety,  Firefighting equipment and its usage,  CPR and First Aid, Importance of Teamwork, Physical Fitness and Marching just to name a few.

Due to the importance of these subjects, training is taken very seriously! If a junior firefighter acts out of line or is disrespectful, punishment may be issued. Such punishment consists of push ups and running extra laps and or writing what they did wrong several times and how they won’t do it again.

The Academy also takes a field trip to the Fire Museum in Hudson and has a graduation ceremony on Saturday. Upon graduating from the Academy, each student receives certification as a Junior Firefighter as well as certified training in First Aid and CPR.

As a Junior Firefighter, each child will hold an important role in the Fire Safety of their families, school and fellow classmates. During Fire Prevention week, each Junior Firefighter will be entitled to assist the Fire Department in educating the other students in school as well as the rest of the community.

The academy cost is estimated at $75 per student, However due to generous donations from the community, all of the students attend for free.

This Academy is a new approach to Fire Prevention Education and may be extended to other age groups in the future. Interested parties are asked to contact the Fire Department for details.

For more information about this program contact:

Academy Director Dan Valentine at (845) 265-9241 or email at coldspringfd@aol.com

For registration contact the Philipstown Recreation Department at (845)-424-4618.

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CSFC Responds to Large Brush Fire on Little Stony Point

Beginning at approximately 11:40pm on Sunday night and well into early Monday morning firefighters from Cold Spring Fire Company, Dutchess Junction Fire and North Highlands Fire Company fought a large brush fire along the shores of the Hudson River at Little Stony Point. Due to the extremely dry winter, and worsened by the early spring winds, the fire spread quickly, burning brush and trees. Over a period of a few hours the firefighters, assisted by New York State Park Rangers, brought the fire under control.

Little Stony Point Brush Fire

It is the second time this week that the CSFC has been called to Little Stony Point for brush fires. We would like to remind everyone that ALL outdoor burning is prohibited until at least May 15th and will most likely be extended further into the summer. Conditions are extremely hazardous, and even the smallest fire may quickly spread via dry grass, brush, and trees and may endanger structures.

*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

***RED FLAG WARNING ISSUED FOR HUDSON VALLEY***

RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
9 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE TRI STATE AREA…

* AFFECTED AREA…THE ENTIRE TRI STATE AREA.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING…LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…BELOW 30 PERCENT…BUT AS LOW AS 15 TO 20
PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…ANY FIRES THAT START WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS…LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AND DRY FUELS WILL CREATE A SIGNIFICANTLY
ELEVATED FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

Confined Space Awareness Training @ CSFC

    

On Tuesday, March 27th and Wednesday, March 28th, 30 firefighters from Cold Spring, North Highlands, Kent and Putnam Valley Fire departments received training in Confined Space Awareness and Safety. The course which provides identification and awareness information to allow students to make reasonable judgments in confined-space rescue situations was presented at the firehouse by Dan Valentine, a Cold Spring firefighter and fire instructor for Putnam County. The 6 hour course included several topics such as regulations, response planning, hazard types, personal protective equipment, retrieval equipment, and air quality. The students evaluated case histories and were provided opportunities to practice planning skills for confined space rescue response.

*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