Firefighter Jordan Lifander admits he lied about being a 9/11 hero, first responder

South Carolina firefighter Jordan Lifander has just admitted to lying to his fellow firefighters last year about being one of the first responders in NY on 9/11.

Lifander claimed to be a captain for FDNY Ladder 133, which lost 12 men. He was actually volunteering in Cedarhurst on Long Island on that fateful day. He decided to fess up once he heard some New York firemen who were actually on ground zero on 9/11 had heard about his claims.

Lifander told Wednesday:

“You know, once you tell one lie, you gotta keep up that lie. I got all caught up in the whole 9/11 anniversary and just lied. I was not a member of the FDNY, was not a captain in Ladder 133. It was that whole thing about portraying something I wasn’t. The ego, the lie, keeping up with it, a very big mistake.”

Mistake might be an understatement.

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  • Becca

    i understand he lied which is not good but you know what.. every man and woman who helped out there that day is a hero. who was first or last doesn’t matter. what matters is that people took time out of their own lives to help others in need.

    • Starcasm Staff

      He didn’t help at all. He was on Long Island.

      • Mslux

        How did he not help at all if he was on Long Island!?!? Are you not aware that the area he was in was little over half an hour away from the city, that every local resource was used and that people were being pulled from all over the country to help out local fire depts???? I don’t care what he was doing, he was helping someone out in the most crucial time of need. Its a shame he felt the need to lie to make himself a hero. If you weren’t there, don’t comment. You sound ignorant.

  • Mandy

    Yikes… that’s… awkward.

  • Katie

    Pathetic. Such a slap in the face to the actual hero’s on 9/11!

  • tab

    what a loser.