Knoxville Fire Department’s first African-American female firefighter retires

The first African-American female firefighter, Jaquetta Brooks, retires from The Knoxville Fire Department.

The first African-American female firefighter, Jaquetta Brooks, retires from The Knoxville Fire Department.  Captain Jaquetta Brooks has served with the KFD for 30 years. She was also one of the first few females hired too. Actually one of four hired in 1988. The Fire Department held a retirement party for her this past Sunday, December 23, 2018.

Knoxville Fire Department’s first African-American female firefighter retires

Knoxville Fire Department Twitter Photo: Jaquetta Brooks Retires

Captain Jaquetta Brooks has served with the KFD for 30 years. She was also one of the first few females hired too. Actually one of four hired in 1988. The Fire Department held a retirement party for her this past Sunday, December 23, 2018.

If you feel there is something you want to do, just step out with God and let Him continue to guide you and direct you,” Brooks said.

Jaquetta Brooks

Congrats on your retirement!

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