FIRE CHIEF JAMES B. TERRY
PINELLAS SUNCOAST FIRE & RESCUE
Previously known as the
INDIAN ROCKS SPECIAL FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT
Fire Chief James B. Terry passed away April 6, 2011, at Morton Plant Hospital. His son James C. Terry and family members were with him at the end. Many of our firefighters either served under Chief Terry or under his son James C. "Jim" Terry. He was honored by the Indian Rocks Volunteer Firefighter’s at their 2007 Commitment to Excellence in Leadership Awards Dinner.
Fire Chief James B. Terry began his service to our community when Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue was known as the Indian Rocks Volunteer Fire Department. He went on to lead the Department into its growth as a full time professional organization which continued to support and encourage its volunteers. James B. Terry served as Fire Chief of the Indian Rocks Fire District from 1966 through his retirement in 1983. His legacy to the communities we serve and the Fire District has been a lasting one and includes the election of his son, James C. Terry, who went on to follow in his father’s footsteps becoming the second "Chief Terry" to lead the Department and to retire after a distinguished career in the Fire Service.
We are forever grateful for his decades of faithful service.