Debra Hodge Hyman:
First Fire Brigade established in early 1950’s during Mayor Elie Fleming’s tenure. The Brigade consisted of volunteer firemen. Among them were Nestor Bute, Alberic Richards, Nestor Petit, Raymond Petit, Bruno Hodge, George Arrondell, Totol Petit. Daniel Lambert Hodge, was made Adjudant Chef by the Prefet of Guadeloupe in 1952 and headed the local Brigade.
I thought this photograph held too much historic value and was way too cool not to share. Look at those men of the time, their uniforms and that TRUCK. My father, Daniel L. Hodge, at the wheel, was Fire Chief of the first Fire Station on the French side in a voluntary capacity, in early 1952.