What is a Knox-Box or Key-Safe and how do I order one?
Knox products allow immediate entry into commercial properties
without forced entry damage or delay. Property owners store entrance keys,
access cards, floor plans, and contact information in high-security Knox-Boxes mounted near building
entrances. Each Knox-Box purchased is keyed to a single master key controlled by
the Chelsea Area Fire Authority (CAFA).
To order a Knox-Box for your commercial property, stop by the fire
station between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm to pick up an order form.
CAFA also offers a low cost alternative for residential properties.
You can purchase a small Key-Safe from CAFA to place your keys in. CAFA secures
your keys in the Key-Safe and in case of an emergency we can gain access to your
property without forced entry damage or delay. This is a great option for senior
citizens who may be unable to unlock their door in case of a medical or for
anyone with fire alarm systems so that we can check the residence when the
homeowner is away. CAFA will also install the Key-Safe for you at no charge.
For more information about either Knox-Boxes or Key-Safes, contact CAFA at (734) 475-8755.
do I order a Reflective Address Sign?
The Chelsea Firefighter’s Fund offers customized reflective
address signs. For $20 you get a highly visible (day or night) sign that may
help save your life or someone you love. Your sign is available in
with white or yellow
numbers. To order a sign, stop by the fire station
between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.
We'll typically have it
completed the very next day.
You can also simply e-mail
signs [at] cafa6.org to place an order for a
reflective address sign. Include in the e-mail your name, address, phone number,
mounting preference (horizontal or vertical), sign color (green
and number color (white or yellow).
We will then make your sign and call you when it is ready to be picked up.
How do I
obtain a burn permit?
located within the Chelsea Area Fire
Authority's coverage area are required to obtain a no cost
burn permit before burning. To obtain a burn permit, call (734) 475-1339.
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I have my child's birthday party at the firehouse?
We consider your family our
family, and our firehouse your firehouse. Whether you are a resident,
business owner, or visitor, our goal is to take care of you like family, because
you are family.
We would like to offer you an invitation for your family to
celebrate a birthday at your firehouse. We supply the firehouse, fire trucks,
firefighters, and fun.
If you have another location in mind, besides the
firehouse, for your party or event we are happy to have firefighters bring a
fire truck to you as long as it's within our coverage area.
To schedule your firehouse birthday or onsite party or event contact Captain
Augustine Syrovy at (734) 475-8755 or by stopping by the fire station.
I learn more about smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms?
The Chelsea Area Fire Authority recommends that every home has working smoke
and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. Smoke alarms should be
replaced per the manufacturer's recommendations or every 10 years
(whichever is sooner). Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms should be replaced per the
manufacturer's recommendations or every five years (whichever
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Why does both the Chelsea Area Fire Authority and Huron Valley Ambulance respond
on medical emergencies?
The Chelsea Area
Fire Authority (CAFA) is certified at the basic life support level, unlike many fire
departments, which are certified at the lower level of medical
first responder. There is an ambulance quarters in the City of Chelsea; however, the
ambulance is not always located within the City of Chelsea. They run calls
for service throughout Washtenaw and Jackson County. CAFA
is staffed with four fulltime firefighters/emergency medical technicians 24
hours a day 365 days a year, providing a quick response to all calls for service
within our coverage area, including medical emergencies. When the ambulance
arrives, CAFA personnel have all ready provided critical
patient care benefiting the patient in way of: rapid transport, patient
survivability, and recovery time.