Chief of Operations

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Carmel Fire Department Chief of Operations

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Harrington, Adam

Deputy Chief Adam Harrington
Phone: 317-571-2600

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 171 sworn personnel.
The department divisions that Chief Harrington directs consist of the following:

  • Fire Suppression
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Safety and Training
  • Quartermaster
  • Planning & Communications
  • Facilities & Support Services

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 53 sworn personnel which operate on a 24-hour cycle.
    Each shift is led by a Battalion Chief and Executive Officer




Capshaw, Jeff
Battalion Chief
Jeff Capshaw

Battalion Chief

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
2  Tiller Ladders
4  Ambulances
1  Battalion Chief / XO
1  Safety / Training Officer
1  EMS Duty Officer
1  TSU (Tactical Support Unit / Hazmat)
2  Boats
1  Command Vehicle
3  Reserve Engines
1  Reserve Ladder
2  Reserve Ambulances
1  RSU (Rehab Support Vehicle)