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Verde Valley Fire Loses A Firefighter To COVID-19

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The Verde Valley Fire Department has lost one of their own to COVID-19. Verde Valley Fire officials say firefighter/paramedic Tyrone Bell passed away Monday afternoon and is being considered a “line of duty death.” He was a four-year firefighter with the Verde Valley Fire District. Tyrone began his career working for the Verde Valley Ambulance Company and was a reserve firefighter for Clarkdale and Verde Valley Fire Districts before being hired on full time at Verde Valley Fire in 2017. Fire chief Danny Johnson says “to know Tyrone was to love him.” He adds, “his passing will leave a huge void here at the Verde Valley Fire District.” Information about services for Tyrone Bell will be released in the days to follow.

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