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   The Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) was formed in 1999 under Act 57 of 1988 after being known as the Chelsea Fire Department, which was organized in 1888 and formed on March 19th, 1889. Chelsea's first fire station was built on W. Middle St and moved three times before returning again to its CURRENT LOCATION (click to view flyer) on W. Middle St in 1963.

Pictured in 1909, the Chelsea Fire Department was formed in 1889 with approximately 50 volunteers. John Palmer served as the first Fire Chief followed by Adam Eppler, Howard Brooks, Thomas Young, Homer Balmer, James Gaken, Paul Hankerd, Daniel Ellenwood, James Payeur and currently Robert Arbini.

Burn Permits:

(734) 475-1339

Fee Structure & Billing Policy

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Run Statistics

Calls For Service

YTD 2020: 14
Updated: 1/2/20
Average: 7 Calls Per Day


In 2019: 1988

Average: 5.45 Calls Per Day


In 2018: 1281

Average: 3.51 Calls Per Day

In 2017: 1414
Average: 3.87 Calls Per Day

In 2016: 1261
Average: 3.45 Calls Per Day



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