United States Fire Administration
11 January 2022
The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter James “Jim” Michael Ludlum, 69, of the Mineral Point Fire Department on 6 January 2022.
Early in the morning of Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, Captain Brian Cecil Busch and Firefighter James “Jim” Michael Ludlum were responding to the scene of a vehicle accident on US 151. The fire apparatus was attempting to use an emergency crossover when it was struck by a northbound semi-tractor trailor. The fire truck sustained major damage and caught fire. Both Captain Brian Cecil Busch and Firefighter James “Jim” Michael Ludlum were killed at the scene.
Incident date: January 6, 2022 12:10 a.m.
Date of death: January 6, 2022
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision – Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Street/Road
The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 1.
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Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
For more information about on-duty deaths as recorded by the United States Fire Administration go to “Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.”
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