Firefighter Fatality Notification – Ralph DeBlasi

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:

Ralph DeBlasi


Number 7 Township Fire Rescue of Craven County
New Bern, NC

On Thursday, June 10, 2021, while on his way to the fire station to respond to a vehicle accident that had occurred on Highway 70, Firefighter Ralph DeBlasi was involved in a single vehicle accident at the 2200 block of Brice’s Creek Road. Fire department personnel responding to the first vehicle accident arrived on the scene and immediately provided EMS care to Firefighter DeBlasi, but he was unable to be revived.

Age: 62

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 36

Date of Incident: June 10, 2021

Date of Death: June 10, 2021

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