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"The Tradition Continues".


Jacksonville Retired Firefighter Uniform

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Please keep our sick members in your thoughts and prayers.

  •  Hugh Chancey Jr. was involved in a motorcycle accident in North Carolina and was admitted to a hospital in Ashville. He had surgery on his wrist Tuesday 9/13. Surgery to his cheek was done 9/14 and both went well. He is currently recovering at home in Folkston, Georgia. Calls are encouraged. (912) 276-0359
    Prayers are needed for quick recovery.
  • Retired Captain Rob Sorenson has recently had a complete knee replacement surgery and is home recovering well and doing therapy.
  • Bill Palmer is undergoing chemotherapy for throat cancer and should be finished by the end of October. The family asks for prayers at this time.
    Visitors and short phone calls are welcomed. (904) 262-8633

  • Retired Captain T.C. Banks has been diagnosed with lung cancer and is currently having treatments.
  •  Retired Lt. Richard Henderson is currently undergoing treatments for cancer.
  • Jerry Burns is at Shands Downtown in room 804. Prayers for recovery are welcomed.
  • Captain Harry Beckham is now home and recovering from broken hip surgery.
    He welcomes calls and visits. (904) 696-1852



Our Current Oldest Living Chief is Cullen Chalker.
Recently, the owners of Firehouse Subs honored him with a plaque displayed at their Beach Boulevard store.

See Pictures Here

Our Current Oldest Living Firefighter is Walter Hulbert (91). He retired from Ladder 44C after spending 35 years with the JFRD.


Retired Lieutenant George R. Blackwell Jr. passed away Sunday September 25, 2016.

Funeral information

Old Ladder 10 was saved from the auction block and is now a static display outside the fire Museum. The Men from 10 A Shift got her waxed up and ready to go. Click the picture to check it out.

Check out the May 2016 NEWSLETTER !!

Pictures from the 2016 Opening of the Beaches parade can now be viewed on the
Photo Gallery Page

We publish a quarterly newsletter for our widows too.

September 2016

Informal Firefighter breakfast get together.
Thursday September 01, 2016 from 09:00 until noon.
491  Blanding Blvd.
Orange Park, FL 32073 MAP
Retired Firefighter Breakfast and JAXRFA Meeting
Thursday September 08, 2016
8:00 AM Piccadilly Beach & University MAP
Red Knights Motorcycle Club meeting
6:30 PM Tuesday September 12, 2016
Location Lila's Seafood & Steaks Restaurant
beach Blvd & Parental Home Rd.
Hugh Chancey - President 912-276-0359
Monthly Meeting
IAFF L-122 
9:00 AM Thursday September 15, 2016
A light breakfast will be served at 8:00 AM
Jacksonville Firefighter's Hall
618 Stockton Street
Informal Firefighter breakfast get together.
Thursday September 22, 2016 from 09:00 until noon.
491  Blanding Blvd.
Orange Park, FL 32073 MAP
Informal Firefighter breakfast get together.
Thursday September 29, 2016 from 09:00 until noon.
491  Blanding Blvd.
Orange Park, FL 32073 MAP

Coming up in OCTOBER


SEA OF BLUE will be October 12, 2016. More info soon.



The 2016 retired firefighter luncheon will be on Tuesday October 25, 2016
at the firefighter hall.

FOOF Dinner / Dance Friday October 28, 2016
Vocial hour beginning at 6pm. Dinner is served at 7pm
Jacksonville Firefighter's Hall
618 Stockton Street
You may R.S.V.P. by e-mail (preferred) or by phone 24/7 .
Leave a message after the greeting at 904-707-6219

Other upcoming events


All FOOF Dinner and Dances will be held at the Firefighters Hall,
618 Stockton St. with social hour beginning at 6pm
dinner at 7pm on the date listed, unless otherwise announced.

Reminders will be emailed 1-2 weeks before each event.

December 16, 2016 Friday B-shift

February 3, 2017 Friday C-shift

You may R.S.V.P. by e-mail (preferred) or by phone 24/7 .
Leave a message after the greeting at 904-707-6219


Jacksonville Retired Firefighter Association's Officers:

President Wayne Doolittle 904-228-9795            LOGOS
1st Vice Prhesident Ronnie Learn 904-662-3235
2ND Vice President Robert Tarkington 904-424-1687
Secretary George Thornton 904-710-2614
Treasurer John Wood 904-868-7480
Sergeant-At-Arms Duke Denson 904-891-3381
Chaplain Richard Brand 904-616-8262
Newsletter Editor Meg Barr 904-707-8127
Fire Dept. Liaison Evans Howard 904-343-1148
Activities/Social Coordinator Ron Learn / Charlie Geiger
Webmaster Buddy Harris 904-786-7300 or SEND A MESSAGE
Historian Richard Brand 904-616-8262
Materials Procurement Duke Denson/Wayne Doolittle
Financial Advisor/Auditor Joe Smith/Richard Howard
By Laws/Election Coordinator Joe Smith/Paul Lutzen


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