Ralph joined BBVFC in June 2008 as a service member.
His previous fire service was with the West Whiteland Fire Company, Station 6, in Chester County, PA where he is a life member. He was Chief Engineer for 10 years and on the Board of Directors for 11 years before moving to Bethany Beach. Health problems ended his firefighting duties.
He is currently Chairman of the Pension and Hall Rental committees with Bethany Beach Vol. Fire Co along with participating in fund raising functions.