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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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The Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) has been awarded a federal grant that will help the authority replace much needed equipment including SCBA breathing apparatus, fire hose and turn out gear. “The SCBA replacement allows most of the fire departments in the county to have the same units,” Jim Payeur wrote in his chief’s report, […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 22nd, 2016

With the impending retirement of Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) Chief Jim Payeur, the CAFA board formed a two-person committee to begin discussing a process for finding a new chief. At the CAFA Board meeting on June 21, Board Chairman Tom Osborne and newly elected board Secretary Peter Feeney agreed to meet tonight, June 22, […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 16th, 2016

After several years on the Chelsea Area Fire Authority Board, Linda Reilly, the Lyndon Township representative on the regional board, attended her last meeting on May 17. “I stepped aside from the board so an interested resident could get the full picture of what was going on as a board member,” Reilly said Wednesday night. […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 18th, 2016

After more than 10 years as the current chief of Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA), Jim Payeur submitted a 3-page retirement letter to the CAFA board on Tuesday morning, May 17. His last day will be Nov. 30. In a letter dated May 14 to the board, he said he began his 45 years in […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 20th, 2016

Chelsea Area Fire Authority Chief Jim Payeur told the board Tuesday morning. April 19, that the authority had received a $1,000 grant from the Enbridge Pipeline Company’s Safe Community Center Grant Program to purchase a thermal imaging camera. In addition, Chelsea is one of several county fire departments that has applied for a regional grant […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on March 29th, 2016

Last weekend, Firefighter Ian Ballard was presented with a Letter of Commendation from Lt. Derek Klink and Capt. Augustine Syrovy. Here’s what they had to say about Ballard: “Our success relies upon a proactive organization that understands the future will be determined by the use of our most valuable resource…our personnel. We hope to have […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on March 22nd, 2016

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Lisa Allmendinger on March 21st, 2016

On Friday, March 25, radio station W-4 Country will be broadcasting from the main Chelsea Area Fire Authority fire station on Middle Street from 6-9 a.m. Everyone is invited to stop by and chat with the firefighters, enjoy refreshments and listen to the radio show.

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Lisa Allmendinger on March 17th, 2016

At it’s March 15 meeting, the Chelsea Area Fire Authority Board unanimously agreed to send a letter to the Chelsea Downtown Development Authority Board asking for a two-year exemption from its collection of about $27,000 per year of CAFA’s current millage. The hope is this relief would help CAFA with its budget for the next […]

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