Chelsea Area Fire Authority

The Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA) proudly protects and serves approximately 14,908 residents living in an area of approximately 116 square miles. CAFA provide fire, rescue, hazardous materials operations, and non-transport basic life support services to the City of Chelsea and the Townships of Lima, Lyndon, and Sylvan. We also cover a portion of Dexter Township and Waterloo Township. The department has a technical rescue team capable of rope, confined space, trench, and structural collapse rescue.

CAFA operates out of one station and protects a primarily rural area, including: agriculture, wild land, residential, and commercial properties. We cover 35 regionally critical infrastructure sites including a growing regional hospital, three regionally prominent multistory nursing/retirement homes, a large school system, 12 miles of Interstate 94, and 13 miles of busy commuter/freight railway. CAFA is staffed with four full time firefighters/emergency medical technicians 24/7.