Firefighter Iran David “I.D.” Rivers was born on February 7, 1965, and was a lifelong resident of Temple Terrace, Florida. I.D. began his career with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue in 1989, where he served for 24 years. Twenty of those years were spent at Station 6 with his B-Shift family. He deeply cared for all those he came in contact with and always had a big smile and a warm embrace.
I.D. was generous and giving to all, with his time and resources always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Whether you were homeless on the street, or the president of the United States, you would get the same courteous, respectful, kind treatment that I.D. was known for.
I.D. lived up to the highest traditions and standards of a firefighter. His captain said that I.D. made HCFR stand for HONOR, COURAGE, FAMILY, and RESPECT.
I.D. was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. When he was not on duty, you could find I.D. out on the waters of Tampa Bay. Rarely in life do you get the chance to meet such an outstanding human being, and for those of us who knew I.D., his imprint will be left in our hearts forever.
He is survived by his mother, Janelle Rivers; his brother and sister-in-law, Emerson McCobb and Pam Walker; his nephew, Jason McCobb, wife, Denia, and daughter, Reese; and his life partner, Sharri Dufresne.