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Roy Wright
Roy Wright

Roy Wright

City of Evansville

Evansville, IN USA

"Whether it’s something small or something important, if you’re excited and passionate about it, that should be what you follow."

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Roy's work combines: Government, Armed Services, and Helping People

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Day In The Life


I respond to emergency calls as a firefighter and EMT.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Certification

    HazMat Technician


Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Firefighter:

Bachelor's Degree: Fire Science

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    I joined the U.S. Marines at 17, seeking direction and adventure over a traditional education.

  • 2.

    I traveled the world with the Marines, gaining a broad perspective and invaluable experiences that shaped my outlook on life.

  • 3.

    When it was time to either reenlist or leave the military, I decided to transition out—I loved my time in the military but I decided I wanted to prioritize my family.

  • 4.

    After my military service, I transitioned to law enforcement because it seemed like the best fit—I was drawn to the structure and familiarity it offered me as a former Marine.

  • 5.

    I spent seven years with the sheriff’s office before shifting careers to firefighting, finding my true calling.

  • 6.

    I became deeply involved in my local community as a firefighter, appreciating the chance to impact lives directly and meaningfully.