Key Biscayne Fire Rescue Mourns the Passing of Beloved Firefighter/Paramedic

It is with a heavy heart that the Village of Key Biscayne Fire Rescue (KBFR) mourns the passing of Retired Firefighter/Paramedic Ronald Andrew "Ron" Erbel. He fought a courageous battle with cancer and passed away peacefully at home, while surrounded by his family on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

Ron served the Village of Key Biscayne for 26 years and was one of the founding members of the KBFR. Prior to that, he served the community as a Volunteer Firefighter, which was then affiliated with Miami­ Dade County for many years. Ron's dedication to service also included responding to the 9/11 tragedy in New York City as part of the Urban Search & Rescue as a member of the Florida Task Force 2. In addition, he served as KBFR's Chaplain to develop peer support teams assisting first responders with mental health concerns for over 20 years.

Firefighter/Paramedic Ron Erbel will be laid to rest with full honors. Service arrangements are as follows:

- Saturday, May 7, 2022 -
Funeral Processional will take place from 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM along parts of
Fernwood Rd, W. McIntyre St, and Glenridge Rd.
These roads will be temporarily closed, per the procession route.

Services:
5:30 PM
Key Biscayne Community Church
355 Glenridge Road, Key Biscayne, FL

Reception
to follow immediately at the
Key Biscayne Beach Club
685 Ocean Drive, Key Biscayne, FL

Additionally, parts of Glenridge Rd, Crandon Blvd and East Heather Dr will be used as parking areas for fire rescues vehicles for first responders who will be attending the services.
primary, secondary staging Ron Erbel Services - Copy(Click here to see the staging map.)

Please note that to facilitate parking and alleviate traffic, guests who will be arriving by car may park at Crossbridge Church or the Key Biscayne Beach Club and complementary shuttles to/from the Key Biscayne Community Church will be available. Guests who will attend the reception are asked to please park at the Beach Club.

We appreciate your patience as we honor the life of Firefighter/Paramedic Ron Erbel and the contributions he made to our community and beyond. 

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Outside agencies planning to participate, please contact Staging Officer Lieutenant J. Connors Staging@KeyBiscayne.fl.gov or 305-365-8955 instructions will be provided.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Ron Erbel Scholarship Fund. To learn more about the Ron Erbel Scholarship Fund: https://www.kbcf.org/?s=erbel&swpmfe=652ea0d21b1427a1bfa685e40d9bc1de

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