For sale is a vintage FIRE FIGHTER BADGE from the HARTWICK COLORADO FIRE DEPARTMENT, Engine No 1. Badge is in excellent condition. Badge measures 2 3/4 inches tall by 1 3/4 inches wide. Badge was probably used with a uniform dress or hat cap. A nice fire fighter collectible that displays well.
Fire departments operate as a regimented and hierarchical group. Firefighter badges help identify a fireman’s position (chief, captain, firefighter, etc.) but also their battalion and company or other organizational information. This serves a useful purpose while the men are working to identify them as firefighters and also help in the event of catastrophe to identify remains so that the fallen can be properly honored.