Captain Troy J. Gibbs Retires from Alexandria Fire Department
For Immediate Release: July 1, 2016
Fire Captain Troy Jennene Gibbs is retiring after 25 years of service to the City of Alexandria, effective July 1. Her career with AFD has been a series of milestones: Not only is Gibbs the first female firefighter in the Alexandria Fire Department to be promoted through the ranks to Captain, she was also the Fire Department’s first African American female firefighter, as well as the first female fire officer to achieve full retirement.
Captain Gibbs served on the Board of Trustees for WFS (i-Women) for several years.
Captain Gibbs started her career in emergency services when she took her first National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class in 1980 while attending college at West Virginia University. While in college Gibbs volunteered as an EMT for the Monongahela County EMS in Morgantown, West Virginia. It was during that time she decided to pursue a career in the Fire/EMS service, and in 1986 she became a career firefighter in Prince William County Fire & Rescue Department.
In 1991 Gibbs was hired as a firefighter by the Alexandria Fire Department and entered the 30th Fire Recruit class. She was promoted to Lieutenant in 1996 and transferred to the Rosemont area in charge of Truck 205 located on Cameron Street. In 1999, Gibbs was promoted to Fire Captain, stationed at the Landmark Area and assigned to the Engine Company 208.