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Ralph Michael Stegbauer


On Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023, Chief Ralph Michael Stegbauer and Captain Jeffery Skaggs were utilizing a mechanical lift to make repairs to the radio tower when the lift tipped over. Both were ejected from the tower basket from several feet in the air. Chief Stegbauer and Captain Skaggs were pronounced deceased at the scene from the injuries they sustained in the fall.

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Department information

Concord Green Township Fire Department
3000 Elm ST
Washington Court House, Ohio 43160

Chief: Jim Stuckey

Age: 71
Rank: Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: November 25, 2023 11:00 a.m.
Date of death: November 25, 2023
Cause of fatal injury: Fall
Nature of fatal injury: Trauma
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: December 05, 2023