Operating on a voluntary basis, volunteer firefighters are passionate individuals who step forward to serve in times of crisis. We respond to emergency calls, and provide vital assistance to our fellow community members. Often, we are the first on the scene to ensure a swift and efficient response to mitigate potentially dangerous situations. We undergo rigorous training to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge required to effectively combat fires and manage emergency situations.
With unwavering dedication, volunteer firefighters foster a strong bond with our communities, becoming trusted figures and a source of reassurance in times of crisis. We actively engage in community events, fire safety seminars, and school visits, imparting valuable knowledge to residents and promoting fire prevention practices.
We assume the responsibility of safeguarding lives and property. Through our extensive training, prompt emergency response, and active community engagement, the volunteer fire service ensures the well-being of our local community.
Cold Spring Hose Company No. 1 was founded on January 22, 1896, when nineteen prominent businessmen of Cold Spring met under the suggestion of a local banker, David W. Harkness, to form a fire brigade. The company, renamed Cold Spring Fire Company No.1 (CSFC) in 1900, is now in its 127th year of service to the community.
Continental Village Fire Department was organized on September 6, 1950 by a small group of dedicated men who recognized the need for organized fire protection for the area. As there was no existing firematic service between Peekskill and Garrison, there was a dire need to establish one.
In August 1968 a group of eight men banded together and formed a "Fire District Organizing Committee." They took this action after receiving the support of a majority of the residents who lived in the North Highlands section of Cold Spring to form a Fire District.