Randy Wyse was installed as the 14th President of the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters on January 1st, 2008. He has since been re-elected by acclimation.
Randy is 32-year veteran of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, serving at many of the department's busiest stations. He tested through the ranks and, before becoming President of the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters, was a District Chief assigned to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Special Operations Team at Station 4.
Catch Randy on Twitter: @rwyse and on Facebook.
Jim has been the Secretary/Treasurer of Local 122 since January of 1989. In that time span, he has taken Local 122 from severe financial difficulties to having a value of over $1 million.
Prior to his tenure as Secretary/Treasurer, Jim served one year as the Sergeant-At-Arms and 10 years on the Jackonville Police and Fire Pension Fund's Pension Advisory Committee. Jim possesses a Bachelors degree in Business from Jacksonville University.
Jim was a 33 year member of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Departmtent, having retired n 2007 as a Captain. He is a founding member of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Hazardous Materials Team, the first hazardous materials team of its kind in the fire service. Jim also served as a Lieutenant at the old Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Training School, which now serves as the Local 122 offices.
Jim is also an avid golfer and represents the Jacksonville Fire Fighters at many charity events. He and his wife Cheryl have two children and 1 grandchild.
John Long, Public Relations/Communications Director for Local 122. John is a longtime member of Local 122's Executive Board and currently serves as the Sergeant-At-Arms for the Florida Professional Firefighters. Among his accomplishments, John has completed and graduated from the Political Training Academy and the Communications Training Academy from the International Association of Firefighters and attained the rank of Captain within the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. He is a state certified Florida Fire Instructor, Hazardous Materials Technician, and has been a member of the JFRD Urban Search and Rescue Team since inception. His qualifications also include several certifications in Emergency Managment Planning, Operations and Command. John continues to serve the citizens and Firefighters of Jacksonville and has recently become a Reserve officer with the Sheriffs Office due to his work with his search and rescue canines.
Catch up with John on Twitter: @jaff122 and on Facebook
Robin Gainey is in his 5th term as Sergeant At Arms of the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters.
He is a 24 year veteran of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, with over 30 years in the fire service, currently serving as District Chief Fire 9, located at Station 51. Prior to that, Robin was a Captain of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department's Special Operations Team. He is certified in Hazardous Materials Emergency Response, Urban Search and Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, and Wildland Fire Fighting. He is a state certified fire service instructor and incident safety officer.
After 9/11, Robin also further educated himself with the five part Command and Control Series from the National Fire Academy. He also has certificates in nerve and biological warfare, advanced chemical and biological response, terrorist and suicide bombing incidents, and radiation and WMD technical emergency response.
Fire Fighter Safety is also important to Robin, as he serves on the National Fire Protection Agency's committee charged with improving the design of the airpacks fire fighters use when they enter fires.
Robin is a native of Jacksonville Florida and has lived here his entire life. He is married and has three adult children.
In addition to being the Sergeant-At-Arms, Robin also chairs the Local 122 building committee and is responsible for the renovations of the offices, fire station, and tower located on the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters complex.
Percy J Golden has been the elected Chaplain of Local 122 since 2007. He is a 23 yr veteran of the JFRD and is also the appointed Chaplain for the department whose duties include the Chaplain duties for the Critical Incident Stress Management Team. Bishop Golden is certified in the following disciplines for JFRD Critical Incident Stress Management responses.
Trauma Service Provider support
Strategic Response to Crisis situations that include school intervention and prevention responses
Percy is also the administrative officer for the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Honor Guard which includes the Pipe and Drum Corp. and is Vice president for the Local chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Firefighters.
Bishop Golden has attained a Doctorate in Divinity and is the current Bishop Pastor of The Holy Church of the Living God Revival Center.
He is married and has three adult children, one daughter and two sons who are both serving the citizens of Jacksonville as Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Dept Firefighters.
Kelly has been on the Executive Board of the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters since 2000, representng fire fighers on five separate occasions in contract negotiations. He currently serves as a Lieutenant on Engine in downtown Jacksonville, where he has spent the bulk of his career.
Kelly posseses a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of North Florida as well as an Associate's Degree in Fire Science from FSCJ. He is a State of Florida registered Paramedic and also holds dual certification for Hazardous Materials Emergency Response. Kelly also served his country for five years in the Florida Army National Guard.
An avid golfer, college football fan, and self admitted politicial junkie, Kelly was born and raised in Macclenny. He and his wife Leslie live in Mandarin with their daughter.
Engineer Tommy Romano is currently serving his 2nd term as the Eastern District Representative for the Jacksonville Association of Firefighters, Local 122.
Tommy has served the citizens of Jacksonville since 2005 and is currently assigned to Station 50 a.k.a. “The Madhouse” on Beach Blvd. Tommy is the co-founder of the Guns and Hoses Ice Hockey event which benefits the Firefighter and Police charities.
Tommy was born and raised in Brooklyn NY and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Florida. Tommy is a State of Florida registered Paramedic and EMT.
Tommy is married to Teresa and together they have a beautiful daughter named Claire.
Tommy has represented Local 122 with toughness and continues to serve the men and women of the Jacksonville Association of Firefighters as their elected eastern representative to the Executive Board of Local 122.
He has been recognized by his peers as a valued member of the department and has served as a delegate to the Florida Professional Firefighters conventions and to the International Association of Firefighters conventions in Seattle.
Tommy’s Quote - “I’ll make them an offer they can’t refuse”
Represents: Stations 19, 27, 29, 0, 40, 41, 48, 50, 55, 58, R71, and Training Academy
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Represents: Stations 7, 16, 18, 24, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 45, 49, and 53
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Represents: Stations 12, 13, 20, 21, 28, 42, 44, 51, 54, and 62.
Engineer Chuck Baldwin is currently serving his third term as the Western District Representative for the Jacksonville Association of Firefighters, Local 122.
Chuck has served the citizens of Jacksonville since 2004. He has been stationed his entire career on the westside, where he has served at some of the busiest response areas of the department. He has served much of his career as a firefighter at Engine 22 and was recently promoted to Engineer assigned initially to Rescue 22 and now Rescue 25 in the area of Timuquana and Wesconnett.
Chuck was born and raised in Jacksonville and graduated from Episcopal High School.
He obtained an Associates in Science degree from Johnson and Wales University, in Charleston, South Carolina.
Chuck is married to Adrienne and together they have two wonderful children; Carolina and Tyler.
Chuck has represented Local 122 with distinction and continues to serve the men and women of the Jacksonville Association of Firefighters as their elected western representative to the Executive Board of Local 122.
He has been recognized by his peers as a valued member of the department and has served as a delegate to the Florida Professional Firefighters conventions and to the International Association of Firefighters conventions in San Diego and Philadelphia.
Represents: Stations 10, 14, 17, 22, 23, 25, 26, 31, 32, 43, 46, 52, 56, 57, and Tactical Support
Captain Raymond Lutzen is a longtime member of the Jacksonville Firefighters and has served most of his career at special operations Firestone # 4. Captain Lutzen joined the JAFF Executive Board as the Central District Represenative in 2017 and has been a integral and valued addition to the Board.
Represents: Stations 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 38, 39, R4, R15, Headquarters, Communications, Fire Prevention, and Logistical Support
Mark Treglio took office as the 1st Vice-President of the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters in January of 2013 after serving three years as the 2nd Vice-President. He is an active member of the local and is a Lieutenant assigned to the Rescue Division.
In 2002, Mark created the Local 122 Public Relations Department and has been its PR Director ever since. In this time span, the local has been successful on both the political and charity fronts, winning many elections for public safety friendly candidates and raising over $1 million for Jacksonville area charities. Mark also oversees the local's technological efforts with websites, social media, and the Local 122 E-mail digital newsletter.
Mark is also the Director of Communications for the Florida Professional Firefighters and works for both the state and International Association of Fire Fighters, assisting fire fighters from other locals form public relations campaigns to aid in their fights against cuts to public safety and to help fire fighter friendly candidates attain public office.
Mark is married with three children. He is a history buff, political junkie and an even bigger New York Yankees fan.
Important Update: Mark Treglio has now been named as the Director of Strategic Campaigns and Public Relations for the IAFF in Washington D.C.
Mark will now be assigned to the Washington D.C. office and continue his work for the IAFF General President. Mark will sorely be missed and he has been named the Vice President Emeritus of Local 122. We wish Mark the best and look forward to his successes in Washington D.C.
Larry Osborne is retired as the IAFF 12th District Vice-President and represented 30,000 professional fire fighters in The Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. His office is located at the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters Complex.
Larry served as President of the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters from 1990-1998. He also was a trustee for the Florida Professiona Fire Fighters. He is now holds Emeritus stats for both positions.
Manly Carlisle Bolin, born March 19, 1942, in Jacksonville, Florida.
I learned the cause and efforts of the brotherhood of unions at an early age, because my Father, Thomas C. Bolin, now deceased, served as Local Chairman for 10 years and General Chairman for 12 years for the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen for the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad, and my Brother, William H. Bolin, also now deceased, was very active in the Order of Railroad Trainmen, serving as their local Chairman for many years. My Mother was a school teacher in South Carolina before moving to Jacksonville, where she became a hard working housewife. She served as Daddy?s secretary for many years in his union activities. I have one Sister, Gayle LePrell, living in Jacksonville. She is married to a retired Jacksonville Police Lt.
I have been married to Wanda Gail Bolin for 35 years. We have two daughters, Dardie, age 33, who lives in Lake City, and Manlyelle, age 30, who lives in Orlando. I became a Grandfather in June 1999 to a beautiful little girl, Skyler Marie Conner. She was my first grandchild. In November 2002, my first grandson was born, Zackory Allen Conner, and in November 2005, my second granddaughter, Autumn Conner, was born. My newest grandson was born Easter Sunday 2010, Whyatt Manly Bolin. Wanda and I moved to Lake City in December 1999.
My interest in the fire service began in 1960 as a volunteer for the Lakeshore Volunteer Fire Department in Jacksonville. I was hired by the Lakeshore Department as their paid person in January 1964. In 1967, Duval County took over the volunteer departments, and I became a Duval County Firefighter. In October 1968, the City of Jacksonville and Duval County consolidated, and I became a City of Jacksonville Firefighter. Before retiring, January 2, 2004, with almost 40 years of service to Duval County and the City of Jacksonville, I had been stationed at four different stations since 1968, the last 19 years at Maxville Station #43. I served as a Chief?s Aid for many years, and then an Engineer for the remaining years.
I was President of the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters, Local 122, in 1984, and served on the Executive Board as the Western District Representative 1980 to 1984 and 1985 to 1992. Among my honors are: Honorary Member of the Gator Fire Council and Clay County Fire Rescue Professionals, and my two highest honors are President Emeritus for Local 122, and being chosen the 2004 Florida Professional Firefighter of the Year.
I was elected in November 1985 and began my term as 1st District Vice President in January 1986. After 24 years, I continue to serve in this position. During the years, with much hard work and the efforts of many, the 1st District has grown to become one of the largest in the FPF. With the recent additions of the Florida State Fire Service Association, Local S-20, and the locals in Lake County, the district continues to grow. My accomplishments have been to bring many small town departments into the brotherhood of our organization; my other challenges have been negotiation, lobbying, and a member of many controversial committees, including Chairman of the Financial Assistance Committee.
Working together, we can make firefighting stronger within the state, and build a bond within the brotherhood of all men and women that live to fight the demon known as FIRE!!!