Funeral for New York ambulance worker to draw thousands

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.

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Phil is currently an active career Captain with the City of Stamford Fire & Rescue Department. He spent more than 20 years with Stamfords' Rescue 1 and has experience as a former Paramedic, EMS Instructor, Rescue Diver and Fire Officer. Before moving to Connecticut to join the Stamford Fire & Rescue Department, he spent many several years as a paramedic in Southern Westchester County, NY. Phil is also experienced with graphic design, multimedia development, digital video and audio. Phil brings both vision and implementation experiences of internet technology solutions and is critical in developing the web-strategy plans and operational infrastructure to Sirius Innovations and the Village sites.