Austin Fire Museum - Preserving The History And Traditions Of The Austin Fire Department.

Captain James Buford

Captain James Buford

Year Appointed: XXXX

Date of Incident: June 17, 1972

Date of Death: June 17, 1972

Unit: Truck 19

Location: Shoal Creek

Cause: Drowned

Captain James Buford drowned while attempting to rescue two young men from Shoal Creek during heavy rains.

The old, brick fire department training tower at Colorado Street and Cesar Chavez Street is named in his honor.