|Passing of Ritchie VFD Founding Member & Chief Joe Ball|
|By PGCVFRA PIO|
|May 4, 2020|
It is with deep sadness that the Prince George's County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association has been advised of the death of Joseph E. Ball on May 4,2020. Chief Ball started his Volunteer service when he joined the Capitol Heights VFD in 1944, where he rose to the office of Asst. Chief. He then became a Founding Member of the Ritchie VFD, serving as Chief 37 for 18 years, and was a Senior Life Member of the Ritchie Volunteer Fire Department. Joe served 1 as Ritchie's Fire Chief from 1964 to 1982.
Please keep his family friends along with the Ritchie Volunteer Fire Department in your thoughts and prayers.
Details will be provided when they become available.
Prince George's County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association