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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:


CSFC Mega Drill 2011

Approximately twenty five firefighters assembled at the Cold Spring Firehouse on Saturday morning at 8am to start a day of training and drilling.  Deemed the “Mega Drill”, it has become an annual tradition in addition to the usual Tuesday night drill nights.  Beginning with breakfast, firefighters gathered around the meeting room and watched an abridged version of Bravo’s “Work of Art” which was recently filmed in Cold Spring and featured the CSFC and a few of it’s members (Go Jackie!).

After breakfast it was down to business, with members dividing up into different tasks including driver re-certification, initial attack, interior firefighter re-certification, and equipment maintenance.  As part of the interior firefighter training, an obstacle course was constructed inside of the truck room in order to simulate a search scenario.

Afterwards, the members gathered for lunch and a debriefing/critique in the Company meeting room.

*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

CSFC Ladies Auxiliary Breakfast With Santa This Sunday!

Come celebrate the Christmas season and have breakfast with Santa Claus, this Sunday December 18th from 8am – 11am at the Cold Spring Firehouse (154 Main Street).  Directly following breakfast, Cold Spring firefighters will be escorting Santa around the Village handing out gifts and spreading holiday cheer!

2011 Santa Run Schedule:

11:30am Spring Brook Condo

11:45am Cold Spring Waterfront

Noon Forge Gate Condo

12:15pm Foodtown parking lot

12:30pm Corner of Parrott Street & Pine Street

12:45pm Nelsonville Park at Pearl St. & Main St.

CSFC Responds to Two Car P.I.A.A. in Center of Village

Firefighters from Cold Spring Fire Company were busy decorating for the holiday season when a loud crash alerted them to a two car accident at the intersection of Main St. (Route 301) and 9d. Arriving on scene, firefighters found a two car crash with one vehicle disabled and blocking Route 9d. There were no major injuries reported, and Route 9d was closed briefly for accident investigation and cleanup.

*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

CSFC Annual Meeting and Company Election

Tuesday night, December 6th, members of the Cold Spring Fire Company #1 assembled in the Company meeting room for their Annual Meeting and Company Election. Father Brian McSweeney of Our Lady of Loretto led off the meeting with an appeal to Saint Florian, patron Saint of Firefighters, for protection and good fortunes for the year ahead. Following the benediction, the membership of the Fire Company voted to elect it’s new slate of officers, then moved onto their end of year business. Near the conclusion of the meeting the Fire Company stood to recognize 25 year member, former Chief, President and Board Member (and current Village of Cold Spring Trustee) J Ralph Falloon. Also recognized were three 50 year life members Father John Mills, Sam Sunday Jr. and George Baltich. All three were not in attendance, but Chief Tobin, Chief Steltz, President Bowman and Lieutenant Godsey were able to travel to the home of Father Mills later in the evening to present him with his plaque.

Business then turned to the annual selection and recognition of Firefighter of the Year. This award is given out each year to recognize a firefighter who goes above and beyond on the fireground, around the firehouse and who brings honor to the Company. This years recipient was Thomas Valentine, who according to Chief Steltz has been an asset to the Fire Company this year in his duties as Driver, as well as always pitching in around the firehouse, organizing events and providing input on many committees.

Lastly, the Fire Company presented outgoing Chief Chris Tobin with a plaque in recognition of his two years serving as Chief of the Company. Addressing a standing ovation, Chief Tobin credited the professionalism of the Company’s officers with making the past two years successful ones, and pointed to the strong character and leadership skills of incoming Chief Steltz when discussing the bright future of the Company.

With no other business to attend to the meeting was then adjourned.

2012 Officers:

Chief: Matt Steltz
Assistant Chief: Josh DiNardo
Captain: Michael Wojtusiak
1st Lieutenant: Chris Godsey
2nd Lieutenant: Kevin Junjulas
3rd Lieutenant: Anthony Ferrara

President: Michael Bowman
Vice President: John Landolfi
Treasurer: Steve Etta
Financial Secretary: Tom Valentine
Recording Secretary: Lillian Moser

*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

Santa Arrives in Cold Spring!


The evening of Friday, December 2nd officially marked the beginning of the Holiday Season in Cold Spring with the annual tree lighting and arrival of Santa Claus (escorted by CSFC of course)!  This years celebration was kicked off by dancing wooden soldiers from Hudson Valley Dance Studio, who entertained the large crowd as Santa was escorted down Main Street in his “sleigh.”  Upon arrival, Santa was led to the steps of the bandstand, where the toy soldiers lined the path and sang carols as Santa met throngs of children, took pictures and listened to Christmas wishes.

If you missed meeting Santa on Friday, our Ladies Auxiliary Santa breakfast will be held on December 18th from 8-11am at the Cold Spring Fire Company (154 Main Street), followed by the Annual Santa Run through the Village.

The volunteers of the Cold Spring Fire Company would like to wish everyone in the community a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

*Video of Santa’s arrival, from

*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