Based on the turnout at the wake last night, thousands of firefighters and emergency response workers are expected at the funeral today for 25-year-old Matthew Lamb. He’s the EMT who was killed last week when his ambulance went off Route 9 in Garrison and crashed.Lamb – who worked for the Empire Ambulance Company and was a volunteer firefighter – will be buried with full fire department honors, according to Carmel Fire Chief Daryl Johnson.
Johnson says more than 1,000 people were at the wake yesterday and last night several thousand have said they will be at the funeral today.
Services begin at Saint James the Apostle Church in Carmel. The funeral procession – including several fire trucks and emergency vehicles will go to the Raymond Hill Cemetery in Carmel for burial.
Police say because of the large crowd — downtown Carmel from Route 6 to Route 301 will be closed beginning at 9 a.m. The roads will be closed until 1 p.m.
Lamb is survived by his parents, two brothers and a fiance.