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Local fire chief selected as Tampa Bay's 10 leading men
Local fire chief selected as Tampa Bay's 10 leading men

St. Petersburg, Florida -- Fire Chief James D. Large of St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue was selected as one of Tampa Bay's 10 Leading Men for 2013.

Blu Magazine, known as Tampa Bay’s Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, chose Chief Large and nine other local leading business men, based on a variety of criteria, including community involvement, philanthropic efforts and personal style. 

Chief Large stated that one of his proudest accomplishments would be his career. At just 18 years old, Chief Large joined St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue and quickly climbed the ranks to the highest position available. But he hasn't forgotten where he came from during that ascent. As an active member of charities such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Lung Association, American Cancer Society, Family Resources, United Way and March of Dimes, Chief large spends a bulk of his free time helping causes that give back to children.

Chief Large is married to Melissa "Missy" and has three children, Gabrielle, Natalie and Christian

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