Ralph L. Brownell Sr

May 11, 20204 Comments

Engineer, Fire Station 101

May 7, 2020


12/17/1989 – FS 101

Details about the memorial service

Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund
PO BOX 41903
Los Angeles, CA 90041

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Ralph was a trustee on the Relief Association Board for 20 years and was the Secretary Treasurer.

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  1. Duane Warth says:

    Ralphy, I am so sorry to learn of your passing. We work together at F.S. 53 back in the early 1970’s. The first paramedic ambulance on the LAFD. At that time we had a 5 man engine company so Captain Hurst would let me ride out on the RA if it sounded like you had an interesting call. I will always remember after lunch when Captain Hurst would go to the kitchen stove to light his first of two daily cigarettes. You had placed a firecracker under the grate on the stove. There would be the loud bang and then Captain Hurst would be say “Dam you Browny.” How you knew which burner he would use every time is still a mystery. Yes, the good old days. RIP my friend your work is done.

  2. Vance A Boos says:

    I was truly saddened to hear of Ralph,s passing. He was a really nice guy and also quite a character. I worked with Ralph for several years on the LAFRA board in the 80’s and got to know him and his wife fairly well. I always asked him for his opinion on many big decisions we had to make. He could really see the issues clearly. Later after we all retired Ralph was a regular at our retired breakfast in Oceanside. We will all miss you Ralph, RIP.

  3. George Negrete says:

    I can’t recall how and when I met Ralph, but I definitely remember knowing him. Such a fine man. He served the public and also his fire family by giving his time and expertise at the Relief Association. My condolences to his family and friends. God bless you all, George Negrete, LAFD Chaplain.

  4. Gcarr248 says:

    Saddened to hear of Ralph’s passing. A very dedicated Fireman and Paramedic who gave a lot of his time for the betterment of the Department. Boy, could he snor, Remember when old FS 48 was torn down and they moved the Task Force up to 101’s. That dorm so crowed and when Ralph went to sleep the walls would rattle. They finally put his bed in the RA’s room. RIP Ralph. Gary Carr Engineer 48-B

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