Baltimore City Fire Department ~ Baltimore ~ Maryland October 15, 1985 Fifth Battalion Chief Ralph R. Newell was in his office and had started on daily paperwork when Lt. LeGrand (E-23) found the Chief in cardiac arrest. C.P.R. was started and the rest of the company, along with Ambulance 1, was called to assist. Chief Newell was transported to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Fifth Battalion Chief Ralph R. Newell's age & number of years served are not available at this time.