Engine 55 was originally the Hartwell Fire Department. It was absorbed by the CFD when Hartwell was annexed (1913?) and later disbanded when motorization of the department was accomplished.
Engine 55 quarters today.
Photo Mark Milliron
The quarters of the Hartwell Fire Company are shown decorated in mourning after the assassination of President William McKinley on September 14, 1901. Portaits of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and James Garfield are on either side of the doors. The ladder truck is on the left and hose wagon on the right that the Hartwell volunteers operated. Notice the public alarm bell between the doors.
Photo Steve Hagy Collection