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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:


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