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Carmel Fire Department Chief of Operations

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Harrington, Adam

Deputy Chief Adam Harrington
Phone: (317) 571-2600
E-Mail: aharrington@carmel.in.gov


Operations Section

Chief Adam Harrington serves as the Deputy Chief of Operations and was hired in 2000. He previously served at the Fishers Fire Department and was a Volunteer at Wayne Twp Fire, Marion County in the 90’s. Chief Harrington also has previous experience with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office both as a dispatcher and a Lieutenant in the Reserve Division. He currently serves on numerous committees and is a member of the Department’s Honor Guard, Indiana Task Force 1 and Indiana District 5’s Incident Management Team.

Chief Harrington has the responsibility of managing 155 sworn personnel.
The department divisions that Chief Harrington directs consist of the following:

  • Fire Suppression Division
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Safety and Training Division
  • Quartermaster Division
  • Planning Division

The Fire Suppression Division is responsible for providing direct services to the citizens of Carmel.
Services rendered include:

  • Fire Suppression
  • Search and Rescue
  • Emergency Medical Services (Provided by Paramedics and EMTs)
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Extrication from vehicles and machinery
  • Water Rescue
  • Our Fire Suppression Division is divided into three shifts of 48 sworn personnel which operate on a 24-hour cycle.
    Each shift is led by a Battalion Chief and Executive Officer

A-shift

B-Shift

C-Shift

Capshaw, Jeff
Battalion Chief
Jeff Capshaw

Brandt, Gary
Battalion Chief
Gary Brandt

Phillips, Craig
Battalion Chief
Craig Phillips

Frenzel, Eric
Executive Officer
Eric Frenzel


Executive Officer
James Mitchell

Butts, Joe
Executive Officer
Joe Butts


The Fire Suppression Division Personnel operate out of six stations which are strategically located throughout the City of Carmel and Clay Township.
Our apparatus include:

6  Engines
1  Tiller Ladder
4  Ambulances
1  Battalion Chief Command Vehicle
1  Tactical Support/Hazardous Materials Response Vehicle
2  Boats
2  Utility Vehicles
2  Reserve Engines
1  Reserve Ladder
2  Reserve Ambulances
19  Staff Vehicles