Leonard Carmichael served over 25 years and held every position in the Trentons fire department. Carmichael joined the department in 1991, and was first posted to Engine 8. He served at Ladder 1 and Ladder 4 before becoming a captain in June 2001. He was named battalion chief in 2009. as a fire director, Chief Carmichael supervised over 230 individuals. In 2013, he was named the city's first African American deputy fire chief. Chief Carmichael is now retired. but serves as A Lead Instructor at EDI.