Board Biographies

Ken Radliff Web

Ken Radliff


(Term of Office: December 2020 - December 2023)
Director Radliff was elected to the Board of Directors in 2020.  He has been a resident of Capitola for 27 years, and is married with 2 adult daughters. He has served 34 years in the fire service, 25 of which as a Fire Captain for Santa Clara County, until his retirement in December 2019. He holds an AS Degree in Fire Protection Technology, a State Certified Fire Officer and a Hazardous Material Specialist certification. Over his career, he managed programs, trained personnel and served on a Special Operations Rescue task force as a Fire Officer.
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Barry Franchi

Barry Franchi


(Term of Office: May 2017 - December 2022)
Director Franchi was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2017.  He has been a resident of the Central Fire Protection District since 2007.  He is retired from a 28-year career with San Jose Fire Department where he served as a Fire Captain.  Prior to that he was a firefighter with San Bruno Fire Department and a volunteer firefighter with the Belmont Fire Protection District. He teaches with the Nobody Gets Left Behind Training Group; is a volunteer with the Ride a Wave Foundation;  is a member of the Pleasure Point Fighters who have been active in local fundraisers and sponsor local surf contests. 
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John Lucchesi

John Lucchesi

(Term of Office: December 2016 - December 2020)
Director Lucchesi was elected to the Board of Directors in 2017.  He has been a resident of Central Fire Protection District since 1973.  He currently works in the retail industry, and previously had a career with numerous local fire agencies including Santa Clara County Fire Department, Soquel Fire District, UCSC Fire Department, and Santa Cruz City Fire Department.  He holds an Associate’s degree from San Jose City College, State Chief Officer Certification, and a limited-scope teaching credential for the fire service. 
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Dave Ronco Web

Dave Ronco

(Term of Office: December 2020 - December 2023)
Director Ronco was elected to the Board of Directors in 2020. He is a retired Fire Captain, with approximately 34 years of experience in the fire service with Santa Clara County Fire Dept.  He has an Associate's degree in Fire Science from Mission College, and a Bachelor's in Professional Studies from Cal State Long Beach. He has lived in Santa Cruz County since 2013.
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Jesse Trask Web

Jesse Trask

(Term of Office: December 2020 - December 2023)
Director Trask was elected to the Board of Directors in 2020.  He was born and raised in the Soquel mountains. HIs father was a volunteer firefighter for Soquel FD in the late 1970's. He currently lives in the Soquel mountains with his wife and two daughters, and has 20 years of fire service experience, 15 of which were in Santa Cruz County, working as a Firefighter/Paramedic with Scotts Valley FD. He currently works for Santa Clara County FD.
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