Carmel FD hires 6 new firefighters

Pictured left to right: Justin Rutherford, Kent Anderson, Jonathan Benge, Michael Phillips, Grant Russel and William Mueller (Photo Provided/Carmel FD)

CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) — The Carmel Fire Department hired six news firefighters this week.

Each new hire will complete six to eight months of EMT and fire training before being added to a shift.

The new firefighters are Kent Anderson, Grant Russel, Michael Phillips, William Mueller and Jonathan Benge.

They will fill vacancies created by recent and upcoming retirements. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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