USFA On-Duty Death: Oklahoma

United States Fire Administration
23 March 2022

The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter April Partridge, 55, of the Edgewater Park Volunteer Fire Department on 20 March 2022.

On Sunday, March 20, 2022, Firefighter April Partridge responded to a wildland fire.  During firefighting operations she was separated from the crew and the apparatus.  When Firefighter Partridge was discovered by fellow firefighters, she was found deceased.

Age: 55
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: March 20, 2022 12:42 p.m.
Date of death: March 20, 2022
Cause of death: Caught or Trapped
Nature of death: Burns
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

The number of on-duty deaths for 2022 currently is 29.

Go here to read the number of interior line of duty deaths for 2022.

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.”

Published by Data Not Drama

Data Not Drama is writings that provide a point of critical thought about firefighter fatality data and education, line of duty deaths, and risk. The main focus is to encourage less risk aversion and better knowledge on the subject of firefighter fatalities in firefighters, fire departments, and fire service organizations.

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