It is with great sadness that we relay the announcement about the sudden passing of Orange County (CA) Fire Authority Firefighter/Paramedic Jim Owen, from OCFA Chief Keith Richter. FF/PM Owen collapsed during a "Training Activity Group" , which is basically a multi-company training at their Regional Fire Operations Training Center today. He began feeling poorly and was being assessed when he went into a full arrest. The crews on scene immediately rendered ALS care and FF/PM Owen was transported to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana where he was pronounced dead, in the Line of Duty, at approximately 1230 Hours. FF Owen was 56 years old and is survived by his wife, Sharon, and three sons, Jim Jr., Daniel, and Kevin. He has been with the OCFA since 1980 and spent the majority of his career at Fire Station 4. Jim will be sorely missed by his friends and family. As always our most sincere condolences to the members of the OCFA and especially his surviving family and friends.