INDIANAPOLIS — Visitation and funeral service times have been announced for an Indianapolis firefighter who died after reporting chest pains at a call Friday morning.
According to the Indianapolis Fire Department, Matthew D. Bennett, 49, a firefighter for 23 years, was driving Engine 1 around 10:15 a.m. Friday to the 5400 block of Brendan Park Drive after a car drove into a house. As crews worked to shore up the inside of the house, Bennett reported chest pains and was inside a Lawrence Fire Department ambulance.
The fire department said Bennett was taken into surgery at the Heart Hospital at Community Hospital North and died Saturday surrounded by his family.
Visitation, which is open to the public, will be held from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Crown Hill Funeral Home, 700 W. 38th St.
Funeral services, which are closed to the public and are for family only, will be Monday at 11 a.m. At the conclusion of the services, Bennett will be taken in processional from Crown Hill Funeral Home past Indianapolis Fire Department Station 1 and returned to Crown Hill Cemetery for burial. The route will be provided when available.
Bennett will be laid to rest in the Heroes of Public Safety section of Crown Hill Cemetery.