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Our hearts go out to all of our brothers and sisters in Marion County. Rest In Peace sir, we’ll all take it from here.With a heavy heart, Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) Chief Ernest Malone sadly reports the unexpected, on duty passing, of IFD Engineer Matthew D. Bennett (49). Matt, an active duty firefighter, was assigned to IFD Engine 1, B Shift. Matt was appointed to Franklin Township fire department on December 1, 1997 and joined the IFD family when Franklin Twp. merged with IFD in July 2010.
Prior to his appointment in 1997 Matt was a Wayne Twp. reserve firefighter from 1982 until 2003, an IFD Dispatcher and a Wishard EMT. Matt is a veteran firefighter of 23 years but a dedicated public safety servant of 38 years.
He is survived by his wife Carlita Bennett, daughter Samantha (16), stepdaughter Allie Brouwer (25), stepson Chandler Brouwer (22), 3 grandchildren, Grace, Gwen and William Jr., Mother, Rosanne Banich Bennett, Sister, Jennifer Bennett, Brother:Jeff Bennett (Jonie),
Nephews, DeAndre and Tyree Thompson
and Niece, Joie Bennett
At 9:54 AM on Friday November 13, IFD units were dispatched to a possible structural collapse at 5417 Brendan Park Dr. The first unit on the scene was City of Lawrence Engine 39 at 10:02 AM, who reported that a car had driven into the home, through the garage area. It is believed the driver hit the gas instead of the brake. Thankfully there were no injuries to any of the occupants.
IFD Collapse Rescue Team 1 arrived on scene at 10:15 AM, with Engine 1 driven by Engineer Bennett, and prepared to assess the damage to the structure. The decision was made to shore up an area inside the home and the crew began to work. Shortly after arrival, IFD Command was notified that Engineer Bennett was in the City of Lawrence ambulance, already on scene, complaining of chest pain and being checked out by Medics. Command declared a code 700 - firefighter injury. At 10:47 AM City of Lawrence medic 38 transported Engineer Bennett to the Heart Hospital at Community Hospital North. They marked on scene at 10:55 AM. He was immediately taken into surgery.
Despite the quick actions of all personnel on scene, the transporting medics and the medical team at Community North, Engineer Bennett did not survive and passed away this afternoon, surrounded by his family. Our hearts are broken.
Pending the family's wishes, more information about services for Matt will be forthcoming.
Please keep Matt, his family and his IFD family in your thoughts as we all grieve his unexpected loss. ...
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1 month ago
Our friends to the south are hiring, if anyone is interested!On Monday, November 2nd, we will begin accepting pre-applications for our 2021 Hiring Process. We have 5 positions to fill next year, with an anticipated start date in April of 2021.
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