It is with deep sadness and regret that I post a firefighter fatality Line of duty death from the USFA. Fellow brother firefighter/paramedic James Owen. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Orange County Fire Authority.
James M. Owen
Years of Service: 30
Date of Incident: 09/16/2010
Time of Incident: 1127hrs
Date of Death: 09/16/2010
Fire Department: Orange County Fire Authority
Address: PO Box 57115, 1 Fire Authority RD, Irvine, CA 92619-7115
Fire Department Chief: Keith Richter
Fire Department Website: http://www.ocfa.org
Incident Description: Firefighter/Paramedic Owen was participating in multi-company training at the Orange County Fire Authority Regional Fire Operations Training Center when he fell ill. Crews on scene immediately rendered care and while being assessed Owen went into a full cardiac arrest. Advanced Life Support care was initiated and Firefighter Owen was transported to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana where he passed away from a cause still to be reported.
Incident Location: 1 Fire Authority RD
Funeral Arrangements: Information on funeral services will be announced as soon as it becomes available.
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter/Paramedic James M. Owen at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, 58 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 56 from incidents that occurred in 2010 and 2 from previous year incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats....