Fire Fighters Association of Missouri

Chief Darrell Wright Retires

Chief Darrell Wright started his career as a volunteer firefighter with Carrollton Fire Department on November 10, 1977, and hired full-time in April of 1978. He was then hired by Chillicothe Fire Department on April 19, 1983, where he has held the positions of Firefighter/EMT, Engineer/EMT, Lieutenant/EMT. He received his paramedic license in 1990 and went on to be Captain/Paramedic, Interim Chief and then promoted to Fire Chief/Director of Emergency Management in 2009. Chief Wright concluded his fire service career on September 15, 2019, after 42 years of service to the communities of Carrollton and Chillicothe. From 1992-2009 Chief Wright also instructed the EMT/Paramedic classes at the Grand River Technical School. Accomplishments during his tenure as fire chief were the addition of the state-of-the-art fire training center, ground-breaking for Life-Flight Eagle base in Chillicothe, honored by MEMSA as Administrator of the Year in 2017 and Fire Chief of the Year by FFAM in 2018. We want to wish him a well deserved retirement.