Ralph has worked extensively with volunteer units, and with local, state, and federal government agencies to develop emergency management plans along with training and response programs.
These agencies include the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Washington, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). He helped coordinate the development of the United States’ international disaster response program and has responded to disasters and other emergency incidents across the United States and in several foreign countries.
Ralph has served as the Virginia State Search and Rescue Coordinator and as a Flight Paramedic with the Virginia State Police. He was a contractor with U. S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations, and with the United States Coast Guard where he taught air crew survival. He currently teaches air crew survival for volunteer and private organizations. He is also a Bible teacher and writes about and teaches both practical and spiritual preparation for the uncertain times in which we live.
He recently retired as a police officer in Washington State but continues to work in emergency management, wilderness survival and community preparedness. Ralph has been a Wilderness First Responder Instructor, a certified rescue diver, and a pilot. Memberships have included the Airborne Public Safety Association, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the National Association for Search and Rescue, the Civil Air Patrol and the Wilderness Medical Society. Ralph is also an amateur radio operator: K7PBA.