Video of bikini-clad women on Detroit fire truck sparks probe

The car wash owner said firefighters asked the women to get off the rig at the charity event, but one firefighter appears to tuck money into a woman's bikini


By FireRescue1 Staff

DETROIT — The Detroit Fire Department is conducting an investigation after video circulated showing bikini-clad women dancing on a fire truck at a car wash.

Fox2Detroit reported that cellphone video shows a man in a firefighter shirt apparently putting dollar bills in the women's swimsuits. The car wash said it was holding a charity fundraiser event when the firefighters stopped by.

"To me, the fire department shouldn't have been there," resident Nina White said. "They should have been on their job."

Jay Hemphill, owner of Jet Detail car wash, said he was the one who convinced the firefighters to get their rig washed.

"Much respect to the fire department but they kindly asked the ladies to get off the truck because they were eating," Hemphill said. "They didn't know what was going on."

Detroit Fire Fighter Association President Mike Nevin released this statement:

"Detroit firefighters are fighting fires and responding to medical priority 1 runs at a pace unmatched to any department on the planet. We are saving lives every day!

"Our firefighters also interact with the community on all levels whenever we can to provide a spirit of positive goodwill. This is a non-story and nobody's safety was in jeopardy at any time. God keep our firefighters, police officers and EMS medics safe."

A statement was also released by Detroit Fire Commissioner Eric Jones:

"The men and women of the Detroit Fire Department risk their lives every day saving lives and protecting the property of our citizens. Unfortunately, this type of behavior only serves to detract from the image that our firefighters have worked so hard to earn in the community. An internal investigation is underway."

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