Consolidated Fire District No. 2 mourns the loss of firefighter Jim Bell

Jim Bell on the scene of cleanup efforts after the Greensburg tornadoes.
Jim Bell on the scene of cleanup efforts after the Greensburg tornadoes.

Consolidated Fire District No. 2 today is mourning the loss of firefighter Jim Bell, who died early Friday morning after sustaining serious injuries in a skiing accident while on vacation with his family earlier this week.

“Jim was a great firefighter, father, son and friend,” wrote CFD2 Chief Tony Lopez on the department’s Facebook page.

During his time as a firefighter, Bell assisted in a number of rescue and recovery efforts, including responding to the Greensburg, Kan., tornadoes in 2007.

Details about services for Bell will be released at a later date.