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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: FL

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 80th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Iran Rivers has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

Iran D. Rivers

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 24

Date of Incident: 09/22/2013
Time of Incident: 0300hrs
Date of Death: 09/22/2013

Fire Department: Hillsborough County Fire Rescue
Address: 2709 E Hanna AVE, Tampa, FL 33610
Fire Department Chief: Ron Rogers

Incident Description: Firefighter Rivers responded to an emergency medical call during the early morning hours then returned to the station. Later at shift change, Rivers was discovered in quarters deceased from a cause still to be determined.

Incident Location: Pending

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Iran D. Rivers at

To date, 80 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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