Richard was elected by the Fire Fighters to serve as Pension Trustee in 2003, and was re-elected to continue to serve in 2013.
Lieutenant Tuten joined JFRD in 1997. He received a BS in Economics from Florida State University in 1990. He also received an AS Degree in EMS as well as Paramedic certification from Seminole Community College in 1996. He earned an AS Degree in Fire Science from Florida State College at Jacksonville in 1999. Lieutenant Tuten completed his MA in Management & Leadership from Liberty University in 2015.