Named Fire Chief of the Year for Missouri
CT 05 08 18
Chillicothe Fire Chief Darrell Wright was named Fire Chief of the Year by the Fire Fighters Association of Missouri
during the association's annual convention in St. Joseph over the weekend. This award is presented to the one
individual who best exemplifies the characteristics of a chief officer who has an outstanding record of fire service
achievements and leadership. These characteristics encompass all aspects of dedication, loyalty, productivity,
professionalism and commitment. Wright was nominated for the award from within the Chillicothe department.
Wright stated that the award is a reflection of accomplishments made possible by city leaders and the fire
department members. "I have good people around me," Wright said.
"If I didn't have a good group of people at City Hall to back me and a good group of people at the station, these things could not have
Other members of the fire department attending the convention were Eric Reeter, Ed Daugherty, Les Hinnen, Dave
Gillespie, Derick Allen and Zach Parks. Also attending were
Wright's wife, Deanna, and son, Matt.
Wright joined the Chillicothe Fire Department in 1983 and became chief in 2008. Last year, Wright was named the
the Year by the Missouri Emergency Medical Services Association.
CAPTION: Chillicothe Fire Chief Darrell Wright was named Fire Chief of the Year by the Fire Fighters Association of Missouri. He is shown here with his wife, Deanna.