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Lisa Allmendinger on November 25th, 2016

The Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) now has two new full-time firefighters on staff — James Gaken and Nate Saarinen. In addition, interim Chelsea Fire Chief Jon Ichesco told the CAFA Board at its regular meeting on Nov. 22 that Eric Stanley had been promoted to the rank of fire lieutenant. The board also adopted […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 25th, 2016

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 27th, 2016

The Chelsea Area Fire Authority  (CAFA) Board voted unanimously on Oct. 25 to hire two additional firefighters, which will mean that there will be three full-time firefighters on duty 24-7 each shift in the near future. Previously, CAFA had nine full-time firefighters thanks to a SAFER grant. Currently, there are two shifts of three firefighters […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 24th, 2016

(Publisher’s note: The Chelsea Area Fire Authority board is now meeting in the evening at 7 p.m. in the Chelsea City Council chambers in the Chelsea Municipal Building.)

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 4th, 2016

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 21st, 2016

The Chelsea Area Fire Authority Board spent about two hours discussing a lengthy agenda on Tuesday, Sept. 20, and appointed members to a number of  important committees including budget, union negotiations, and millage. After hearing from its auditor, who gave CAFA’s books an unqualified opinion, he cautioned the board about its recurrent need to use […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 18th, 2016

The search committee tasked with helping find a new Chelsea Area Fire Authority chief has finalized a job description. It can be found below.

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By Elizabeth Richardson and Lisa Allmendinger Several Chelsea Area Fire Authority firefighters spent Wednesday afternoon unloading box after box of new air packs, air bottles and air masks. The breathing apparatus — 16 air packs, 32 bottles and 14 masks – are much needed fire safety equipment that arrived at Chelsea Station 1 yesterday thanks […]

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Jon Ichesco was unanimously selected, 4-0, as the interim Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) chief at a special meeting held Thursday night, Sept. 1. Board Member Craig Maier was out of town. Ichesco has been in the fire service since 1983 and served as the Ypsilanti Fire Chief until Jan. 1, 2013 when he retired. […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 8th, 2016

A committee of people representing each of the member municipalities that comprise the Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) and the firefighters has determined and posted the criteria for selecting an interim fire chief with the pending retirement of Chief Jim Payeur expected to take place in the next month. Those on the committee are CAFA […]

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