Hollywood, Alabama Fire Chief Dies of Line of Duty Heart Attack

Updated: 03-23-2005 04:42:11 PM

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Fire Chief Al Wright, 51, of the Hollywood, Alabama Volunteer Fire Department died Monday, March 21 of a heart attack while responding to a call.

The department received a call of an auto incident with injures Monday evening and Wright was paged to respond. En route to the called he passed away from what has been determined to be a heart attack, according to Susanna Holland, secretary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department.

"Al had been fireman of the year several times and was an all-round, modern day hero," Holland said.

Wright had served with the department for 29 years as a firefighter, assistant chief, and chief, with 14 other firefighters under his command. He had also been a member of the town council, the secretary of the Jackson County Association of Volunteer Fire Departments, and a dispatcher for both the police and fire services.

Funeral Arrangements: Visitation will take place Thursday, March 24 at the Scottsboro Funeral Home, 1502 County Park Road, Scottsboro from 5 to 9 p.m. and Friday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The funeral will take place Saturday at the Scottsboro Funeral Home at 11 a.m.

There will be a processional of fire department vehicles from the parking lot across the street from the funeral home to the internment site.

Internment will take place at the Pinehaven Memorial Gardens.

Wright is survived by his wife, Joe, his son, Jesse, his daughter, Laura, and his grand-daughter, Payton.