Engineer Matthew Bennett

Photo of Engineer Matthew Bennett
Last Call: Sat, Nov 14th, 2020
Date of Incident: Sat, Nov 14th, 2020
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Service Time: 23 years
Age: 49


His wife, Carlita; daughters, Samatha (16) and Allie (25); son, Chandler (22); and three grandchildren, Grace, Gwen, and William


At 9:54 A.M., firefighters were dispatched to a possible structural collapse at 5417 Brendan Park Way. First units on the scene reported that a car had driven into a home through the garage area. They believed the driver had hit the gas instead of the brake. No one was injured.

IFD Collapse Rescue Team 1 arrived on scene at 10:15 A.M., with Engine 1 driven by Engineer Bennett, and prepared to assess the damage to the structure. A short time later, Engineer Bennett complained of chest pain and was evaluated by EMS personnel. He was transported to a nearby hospital and taken to surgery soon after arrival. He did not survive.


Indianapolis Fire Department Patch
555 North New Jersey Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 327-6041


There is 1 tribute for Engineer Matthew Bennett.

Engineer Matthew Bennett
Left by Renee on Monday, November 16th, 2020

Thank you for your service, sir.  Rest In Peace.  Prayers for your family and friends.