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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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Lisa Allmendinger on March 1st, 2016

Both Scott Basar and Bill Regnier became firefighters with the Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) in 2008. In February 2016, after oral and written boards as well as several interviews, Basar added the official title of Fire Captain and two bugles to his lapels: Regnier earned the official title of Fire Lieutenant and added one […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 17th, 2016

Acting Fire Captain Scott Basar and acting Fire Lt. Bill Regnier were unanimously promoted to captain and lieutenant respectively at the Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) Board meeting Tuesday morning. The promotions follow interviews, oral boards and written exams. In addition, Chief Jim Payeur asked the board for its support of the Washtenaw County Emergency […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 15th, 2016

At the Feb. 1 Chelsea City Council meeting, Peter Feeney was named as the new city representative on the Chelsea Area Fire Authority Board and Melissa Johnson was named as the alternate. Jane Pacheco was chosen as the new Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority board member and Frank Hammer was chosen as the alternate. In addition, […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on February 9th, 2016

On Sunday, Feb. 7, Chelsea Area Fire Authority responded to a house fire on Roepke Road in Lyndon Township where a 2-story older farm house was fully involved in flames. Fire Lt. Bill Regnier said the home was a total loss and the fire was believed to have started near the garage and extended into […]

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