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    Default Doug Copp...

    Don't remember seeing this guy mentioned on these forums before. Picked up a reference to him on Fire-L...

    Here's Doug's site
    http://www.amerrescue.org/

    Which looks good at first...wait, is that actually someone involved in a technical rescue hamming for the camera?

    This link has links to the Alburque Journal's July expose on Copp:

    http://lizditz.typepad.com/i_speak_o...er_hero_w.html


    Upshot of Journal report
    Publish Doug Copp's name in the newspaper and this is a sampling of what you get:

    A phone call from an Albuquerque businessman who says Copp owes him about $2,000 for an unpaid backhoe rental bill.

    A call from a Turkish newspaper concerned that Copp was wearing a patch from a Turkish rescue team in the laid-out-on-the-bed-in-the-red-jumpsuit-with-a-rip-down-there photo that ran on the Journal's front page and in the New York Post.

    An e-mail from a member of the Fairfax, Va., urban search and rescue team who says he helped to remove Copp from the World Trade Center command center.

    An e-mail from a woman in Pennsylvania who says Copp took advantage of her after her husband drowned four years ago.

    A call from the Bernalillo County sheriff saying, "I'd like to kick his ***. Seriously, let me have five minutes alone with him."

    A call from the man who said he, not Copp, really found JFK Jr.'s body.

    A challenge from "the world's most outspoken investigator of the paranormal, the psychic and the just plain weird" to Copp to prove his body-sniffing machine works.

    A call from firefighters at a firehouse in Pittsburgh to offer their supportó to the Journal, not to Copp.

    Loads of e-mails and phone calls from angry search and rescue professionals and volunteers who said things like "... it makes me sick to read of the fraudulent actions of those like Copp." And, "Thank you for finally exposing Mr. Copp. His antics have frustrated and embarrassed legitimate SAR volunteers for years."

    And e-mails from people angry at the newspaper for picking on Copp and wasting newsprint when there are many stories that are more important.
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    I bet there's a few thousand brothers that would like to talk to him about this statement:

    Copp provided scant evidence of what he did in New York to respond to assertions that he did nothing. But he attacked at length people who have questioned his claim. Copp said: The New York Fire Department is lying about him to cover up its cowardice in failing to search for victims.
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    Did any of you take the time to read all the attached stories? This is fascinating.

    This guy managed to con Senators, businessmen, journalists, NYPD, FDNY, FEMA etc. Although this guy sounds like a complete jerk, he must have one gift of gab.

    Personally, I make it a personal rule to never, ever trust a man in a red jumpsuit unless he is driving a sled pulled by at least 8 reindeer.

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    Personally, I make it a personal rule to never, ever trust a man in a red jumpsuit unless he is driving a sled pulled by at least 8 reindeer.
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    Dalmation90 Thanks for exposing this guy like you I dont recall seeing anything about him here. I have read most of the stories and wonder how he ever fooled so many. I have a feeling this forum will get lots of posts. Everyone should take a look at the links Dalmation90 provided.

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    I remember reading about him before, but I can't remember where. Thought it was on here, but maybe not.......

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    I remember reading about him before, but I can't remember where. Thought it was on here, but maybe not.......

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    I remember reading about him before, but I can't remember where. Thought it was on here, but maybe not.......

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    I remember reading about him before, but I can't remember where. Thought it was on here, but maybe not.......

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    I remember reading about him before, but I can't remember where. Thought it was on here, but maybe not.......

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    I remember reading about him before, but I can't remember where. Thought it was on here, but maybe not.......

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    I remember reading about him before, but I can't remember where. Thought it was on here, but maybe not.......

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    I remember reading about him before, but I can't remember where. Thought it was on here, but maybe not.......

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    I remember reading about him before, but I can't remember where. Thought it was on here, but maybe not.......

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    I remember reading about him before, but I can't remember where. Thought it was on here, but maybe not.......

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    OK I think we get your point
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    Default Copp out?

    Notice how he's "saved lives" in every country BUT the United States? The webpage seems to be all about him and not about anyone else on this "team." There's no "I" in team. Moron.

    It also seems funny that this guy assembles a "team" of so called "rescuers" and tries to sound legit. You want an eyewitness account? Here's an article about the guy that will REALLY **** you off: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1170125/posts

    Seriously, what kind of an idiot crams himself between two UNSUPPORTED concrete slabs? Especially with ALL his experience?You'll never hide under a desk again? I agree with that Sheriff, I wanna beat this guy senseless. I'm so mad, I think I'm going to throw my neighbor's cat out the window.

    Nice copy of the U.N. symbol, Doug. Traitor.

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    Sad part is as I read the article(s) I found myself thinking that he sounded a lot like a firefighter I have had the misfortune to work with. I hate these frickin 'blowflies', all they do is want to be around death and pain for their own egos.

    On a side note, gotta love that arse and crotch combination ventilation and evacuation system on his nice red jumpsuit. Real classy, oh and patches on his back - boy, you'd think anyone in the emergency services would smell the rat on this guy a mile away.

    It's a very sad case really, I'd almost feel sorry for his pathetic need for self glorification if he wasn't duping the families of victims.

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    In early 1994, Mr. Copp began taking some public credit for saving lives in that year's Northridge, California earthquake. We chose to play hardball with him early on, and he very soon recanted under the pressure - making the Northridge earthquake the only significant disaster in North America in which he never formally claimed to be involved.

    Kudos to the Albuquerque Journal for their investigative series.

    http://www.abqjournal.com/terror

    Please remember him when you hear of agencies taking strong permiter and accountability measures in the future. Leaning on our documentation, we were able to make Mr. Copp fold. His "teachings" continue to circulate on the Internet, and have been widely debunked and debated:

    http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/triangle.asp


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    firenresq77, I believe you're thinking about that husband and wife team that was running a scam with (if I remember correctly) training videos. Somebody posted a link or two about them here.

    Everyone needs to read the newspaper series. This Copp guy is clearly a very skilled con artist.

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    Default Re: Copp out?

    Originally posted by engine1321
    The webpage seems to be all about him and not about anyone else on this "team." There's no "I" in team. Moron.

    Yes, but there is an "m" and an "e" and that gets you me. This guys is a scumbag.

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    Default Re:Re: Copp out?

    I mean seriously, how much of a scum bag can this guy be? The more I read the articles about this guy the more I wish I knew where he was, and how he better wish the FBI finds him before some of these families.

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    Originally posted by EFD840
    firenresq77, I believe you're thinking about that husband and wife team that was running a scam with (if I remember correctly) training videos. Somebody posted a link or two about them here.
    Nope. It was this guy. I'm positive of that. I thought it was on here, but maybe it was some other website........

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    Can't believe this guy has survived this long with all dirt being dug up on him. Mutt has reached a new level of low with this guy...
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    HERE is a previous thread. This isn't the one I was thinking of, though.......... I'll have to keep looking. I'm thinking it was a link to an article on Yahoo.......

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