Retired College Station Fire Chief Finds Job Right Up His Alley

NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia - Former College Station Fire Chief R.B. Alley is coming out of retirement.

Alley retired in June after serving eight years as the chief of CSFD. At the time, he planned to move back home to Virginia and spend more time with family.

Well, he moved home. But he won’t have as much time to spend with his family. On Monday, Newport News named Alley as their new Fire Chief. He starts January 1.

“The Newport News Fire Department is known for being a leader in field of fire service, and it is an honor to be appointed Fire Chief,” said Alley. “I am truly excited about the opportunity.”

Alley is a native of Virginia Beach and has 40 years of experience as a firefighter.

“His vast experience in the fire service will be a tremendous asset to our City,” said Newport News City Manager Jim Bourey.
Alley is replacing Chief Scott Liebold who is retiring at the end of the month.

Last week, College Station named interim Chief Eric Hurt as Alley’s replacement.