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    Default NYFD Ladder Company 2: Airline Pilot Falsely Posing As One Of Your Own

    Calling all members of the NYFD, specifically the NYFD Ladder 2 of Manhattan:

    Within the last week the Air Line Pilot Association (ALPA) union published in their April 2010 member magazine (which was distributed to over 53,000 members) an article on an American Eagle airline pilot named TIMOTHY J. MARTINS who, among other verified false claims, has made claims to be a member of NYFD Ladder Company 2. In the article he also claimed to be an F-16 fighter pilot in the New Jersey Air National Guard as well as a Paramedic for New York City. Both of these claims have been since verified as false. As a result MULTIPLE military and airline forums numbering in excess of ten have begun threads on this individual and more and more of his lies have surfaced.

    He does claim to be a volunteer of the Nesconset Fire Department, which does appear to be true, however.

    The severity of his blatant false claims has led to both the ALPA and his employer beginning an investigation into this individual. In the meantime it appears as though he has been suspended from his duties with pay.

    Attached below are scans of the original published article. Please read them.

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/...3&id=213500296

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/...d=520047385846

    Also, below is a link to the military forum that broke the story and continues to discuss this issue.

    http://www.flyingsquadron.com/forums.../page__st__160

    The question I have for you is: Is this individual indeed a member of Ladder 2? Is he even a Firefighter for NY? Or is it another one of his lies that is greatly disrespectful of Firefighters everywhere and the great service to their country?

    Thank you for your time.
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    That entire resume sounds extremely exxagerated. If it's all true, the guy is amazing. But i seriously doubt it is.

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    How sad this individual is and how disrespectful this person is with his false claims. He obviously needs help and he needs to be kept out of the fire service for life. Someone as sick as this could escalate his need to be admired by setting a fire and trying to make a rescue for self-aggrandizement. We have heard of these scenarios before, they always fail and someone innocent always gets hurt or killed.

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    Great meter! How do I get one?

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    Add him to the list with Donna and Doug Copp....
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    I checked the NR website... there are no Tim or Timothy Martin's listed as Nationally Registered EMTS/Paramedics in NJ or NY. There are 2 in Florida.

    Timothy C. Martin and Timothy I. Martin. Not sure what this guys last name is, but there you go.

    I'm about halfway through the posts on the linked forum. Amazing.

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    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/a...#ixzz0jrTcslED

    Looks like he got himself suspended from his flying job. Not to worry, he'll just be able to pick up some overtime at FDNY.

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