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    Born in Queens, New York, Tom Westman attended Archbishop Molloy High School, where he was a peer group counselor and member of the track team. In 1982, he held the school record in the pole vault, 14' 6'', which held for 20 years. He then studied history for three years at the State University of New York in Binghamton. In 1985, Westman followed his father's footsteps and joined the New York City Fire Department. He is currently a Lieutenant of Ladder Company 108 in Brooklyn. Simultaneously, he is finishing his undergraduate degree at Queens College, the City University of New York, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in history.

    Westman enjoys sailing, skiing, scuba diving, golfing and cooking. He is most happy spending time with his family and friends. He describes himself as gregarious, practical and competitive. He is most proud of his department's response to the rescue efforts of September 11, 2001, and the everyday efforts to help alleviate the suffering in New York City. His hero is his daughter, Meghan, who lost her hearing to meningitis at 18 months old and, after receiving a cochlear implant at 2 years old, is currently mainstreamed and thriving in the third grade.

    Westman is a member of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association and the Fire Department of New York Emerald Society. He was also a member of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Having been recognized for his support by Disabled Sports, USA, in 2001, Westman has returned every year since to volunteer as an instructor where he helps introduce recently disabled veterans to adaptive skiing.

    Westman currently resides in Sayville, New York with his wife, Bernadette, and their three children, Meghan (8), Declan (6) and Conor (4). They have one golden retriever, Guinness. Westman's birth date is January 4, 1964.
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    If you want so see more about Survivor or Tom go to:

    http://www.cbs.com/primetime/survivo.../bio/tom.shtml

    More about Tom:

    Favorites:

    Colors Blue
    Scents My wife's neck
    Flowers Daylilies
    Board Games Trivial Pursuit, Cranium
    Video Games No favorite
    Sports to Play Golf
    Sports Teams Any team my kids are on
    Outdoor Activities Sailing, skiing, running, gardening
    TV Shows All HBO originals, anything on History or Discovery Channels
    Movies The Pope of Greenwich Village, Pulp Fiction, Braveheart, The Gangs of New York
    Actors Sean Connery, Christopher Walken, Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise
    Actresses Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Laura Dern, Charlize Theron
    Music Van Morrison, Black 47, Billie Holiday, The Chieftains, Jimmy Buffett
    Magazines Time, Men's Journal, Cigar Aficionado
    Books/Authors Hemingway, Steinbeck, Frost
    Cereals GOLEAN Crunch!
    Fruits Banana, watermelon
    Snack Foods Cheese, pepperoni
    Cookies Pepperidge Farms Sausalito
    Candy Bars Hershey bar
    Alcoholic Drinks Guinness Stout
    Non-Alcoholic Starbucks coffee

    Well at least he likes a good Guinness like the rest of us.
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    GO TOM!!! I'll be chearing for him win or lose! He's a winning hero to the me no matter what! All my firefighter brothers are near or far!

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    So who is your pick to win?
    Fireman Tom from New York - what a shmooze, good on ya Tom!
    This season is supposed to be packed with some "hot" scenes, and the start wasnt to bad - well except for the singing teacher......wonder if she is related to Celine!

    Hey 1219 thanks, saw your thread late!
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    -People will forget what you did,
    -But people will never forget how you made them feel!

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    So who is your pick to win?
    Tom, or course. I could be a little biased though. It would be nice for someone in this business to have a little bit of pocket change for once.

    The tv screen was a little fuzzy last night, but it looked like he was wearing a shirt from '60 Truck'. Anyone know if that's his company or which one he's from? What other units are in the same house?
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    This guy is hotter than all the young guys on the show put together! He's also stronger. Did you see how far he pulled ahead of everyone else on the agility course? This guy rocks!

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    I only saw bits and pieces of the new episode but I believe the shirt he was wearing way ladder 108 but Im not sure very well could be wrong. Go Tom!
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    I saw him wearing a 108 Truck shirt.

    He smoked everyone in the first challenge

    Good Luck, Tom!
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    Originally posted by Firefighter1219


    Tom, or course. I could be a little biased though. It would be nice for someone in this business to have a little bit of pocket change for once.

    The tv screen was a little fuzzy last night, but it looked like he was wearing a shirt from '60 Truck'. Anyone know if that's his company or which one he's from? What other units are in the same house?
    Dude....biased or obsessed....you work for the FBI or something! It looked like a truck 108 shirt to me.. Hopefully Tom will kick some *** - better be careful though - looks like he is being eyed up for some too! (on the show that is)!
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    Dude....biased or obsessed....you work for the FBI or something!
    I'm not allowed to say. It's classified. Why you ask?

    I never knew how crappy the picture was until we finally got satellite where the computer is. It must have been real bad to confuse 60 with 108.

    Hopefully Tom will lay low and stay under the radar so that he won't get kicked off. I can see him staying on this team, but they will probably try to get rid of him when the teams merged.
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    Go get'em Tom. We'll watch until you get klicked off...but after that it is back to SportsCenter.

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