Ludwig Benner

March 27, 1927November 15, 2021

Ludwig Benner, age 94, of Oakton, Virginia passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021. Ludwig was born March 27, 1927.


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Robert Burke

November 19, 2021

When I first attended the National Fire Academy in 1981, Hazmat Classes used Ludwig's D.E.S.I.D.E. incident management system. Several other systems exist today, but his was the best. When I became an instructor for Hazmat at the National Fire Academy I would share his hazmat management system and talk about him in every class. I had the pleasure of working with Ludwig in 2019 for my Hazmatology: The Science of Hazardous Materials Book set including D.E.S.I.D.E. and G.E.B.M.O. in Volume 4, Common Sense Hazmat Response. We had exchanged emails on several occasions, but talking with him on the phone was a true honor and an exciting and educational experience for me that I will always treasure.

Robert Burke
Contributing Editor
Firehouse Magazine