Gordon “Matt” Matthew Ambelas

Lieutenant Ambelas died from injuries sustained when he became trapped while searching for occupants of a burning high-rise residential building. Incident Location: Independence Towers, 75 Wilson Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (U.S. National Grid: 18T WL 8750 0647)

Department Information

Fire Department City of New York
9 Metro Tech Center
U.S. National Grid: 18T WL 8566 0565
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Chief: Commissioner Daniel Nigro

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 40 
Rank: Lieutenant 
Classification: Career 
Incident Date: Jul 5, 2014 21:10
Date of Death: Jul 5, 2014 
Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped 
Nature of Death: Burns 
Activity Type: Search and Rescue 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Residential