United States Fire Administration
19 November 2021
EMMITSBURG, Maryland – The United States Fire Administration has announced the death of Firefighter Tyrone Bell, 35, of the Verde Valley Fire District on 18 October 2021.
On Mon., Oct. 4, 2021, Firefighter Tyrone Bell responded to multiple EMS calls with patients with known cases of COVID-19. He subsequently contracted the virus and passed away on Mon., Oct. 18, 2021.
Incident date: October 4, 2021
Date of death: October 18, 2021
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Covid-19
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential
The number of on-duty deaths for 2021 currently is 125.
Go here to read the numbers of on-duty deaths due to COVID-19.
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.”