Bridge City Fire Department Hummer
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|| The beginning of the Bridge City Fire Dept.
March 3rd, 1953
||Bridge City Fire Dept.: Jeff
Daigle His story behind their Hummer:
I used to be a mechanic in the Army.(83-90) I was around for the jeep,
gammagoat, dodge powerwagon, cucv(GMC pickups & blazer) and then
Humvee. When it came out the guys didn't like it at first, alot of
were loyal to the jeep. Not me, I thought it would be cool for a brush
rig for my dept. back home. I would have appropriated one but it would
have been hard to get on back from Hawaii. (25th Inf.) So I did the
best thing I drove the hell out of them. I took them everywhere. The
pics I sent you are nothing compared to what I put my Humvees through.
I was impressed. So were alot of other people, I got caught one day
had to explain what I was doing to the Post Commander.(another story)
But ever since then I was hooked. When I got out I called AM Gen. and
tried to find out how to get one for the FD. the civilian models were
still under construction so I shelved the idea. Around "95" or so I
called Ron Carter told them we were interested in purchasing one.
Two months later this fat hot-dog eating mustard dripping idiot rolls
to the station in a 2yr old demo and says $70,000. take it or leave
I have never seen my Chief as mad as I saw him that day. He told the
salesman where he could stick it and a few other things. That was it
thought. We were on the verge of buying a Dodge 1 ton dually rigged
as a brush truck for $65,000. Then I went to the Fire Chiefs conv.
Kansas City Mo. and ran into Bill True, Fleet Sales for AM Gen. We
talked and I ended up with a "97" Hummer w/brush package for $62,000.
We made a deal that nobody could refuse.
(Dooh.jpg)- Thats me & my toy (Toy.jpg).
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