Two New Officers

Posted by on Oct 18, 2020

Two New Officers

Cary Area EMS has no shortage of talent. It is not uncommon for personnel to begin as a volunteer, become a full time employee, and move up the career ladder. Two of our paramedics have recently been promoted and will now serve as officers for the agency.

Christian Bennett has been promoted to Lieutenant and will oversee our Community Outreach Program. He grew up on the coast of North Carolina in Wilmington. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2014 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a concentration in Chemistry and then spent a year doing diabetes research with UNC while he earned his Paramedic certification.

Bennett started with Cary Area EMS in February of 2016 and desired to be a leader within the agency. He obtained his FTO status to help educate and train new providers who come to Cary Area EMS. Christian enjoys spending time with his wife Rachel who is a nurse. In his free time you can find him surfing, rock climbing, skateboarding, and wakeboarding.

Christian Bennett, Paramedic
Christian Bennett, Paramedic

Mike Arnold has moved up through the ranks and was recently promoted to Division Chief. He has been a paramedic for 8 years and spent three years at Eastern Wake EMS prior to starting with Cary Area EMS in 2015. In his 5 years at Cary, he has held multiple positions within the organization.

Arnold has served as a Field Training Officer (FTO), a relief supervisor, and most recently as a Lieutenant. His career path is to continue moving forward so that one day he can become a chief of an EMS agency. Mike’s hobbies include mountain biking and playing video games.

Mike Arnold (left) was selected as the Squadsperson of the Year in 2018.