Chief Dino
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  • Magnolia Springs, Tx
  • United States
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Courage to be Safe course

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norm Tindell Mar 29, 2013. 15 Replies

LODD Survey. Are We Doing Enough?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tarisa Jul 11, 2010. 25 Replies

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firemen52 replied to Chief Dino's discussion Fire station remodel in the group The Volunteers
"well we remodeled a few years back and now were adding a security and fire alarm system... we have a generator, office, kitchen, bathrooms, overhead storage over the office, a small toolrooom, and a large meeting room. all our doors are electric and…"
Mar 4, 2009
Chief Dino replied to Robert's discussion What tools do you use the most on a fire scene?
"Robert, On the roll up doors. . . if you drive in dusty conditions, the roll up doors don't seal as well and you'll end up with dirty gear."
Feb 16, 2009
Chief Dino replied to METALHEAD's discussion personal vehicles to incidents.
"We're pretty spread out where I am, so everyone carries gear in their POV. In our dept, you can go stright to the scene if you would have to drive past the scene to get the truck or if the scene is in the opposite direction of travel.…"
Feb 15, 2009
Chief Dino replied to Fire Capt. 1304's discussion problem with a terminated volunteer
"My $.02. . . Sending a letter registered mail informing him of the replacement cost of the pager and the requirement that he return the pager or pay for the replacement seems the best option. You may not have a bylaw or sop/sog in place to deal with…"
Feb 14, 2009
Chief Dino commented on Bulldog324's group military members in the fire/ems profession
"Hey Bulldog. . . never did a gitmo reftra . . . west couast guys did ours in San Diego. Nothing like the gitmo ones or so I've been told. Nothing like 4 GQs in a day."
Feb 14, 2009
Chief Dino and Bulldog324 are now friends
Feb 4, 2009
Bulldog324 left a comment for Chief Dino
"welcome abord im glad to have yea and i cant spell either"
Feb 3, 2009
Chief Dino commented on Bulldog324's group military members in the fire/ems profession
"Chief Machinist's Mate, USN 88-08. Did all the fun stuff back in the day reftra (Refresher training), Repair 5 mostly some rep 3 and rep 2. Flying squad, DCTT and Fire Marshall. Now Maint Chief at Vol Dept in TX."
Feb 1, 2009

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Battalion Chief / Division Chief
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Jasper County Tri-Community VFD
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Retired from the Navy in Oct '08. Spent entire career as an Engineer in Repair 5 and on the flying squad. For those not familiar with the Navy, Repair 5 is responsible for fires and damage control in the engine room. The flying squad is responsible for the immediate response to fires or damage occurring outside of a combat situation. For those in TX, I'm also the Certification Coordinator for the Dept.
My Training:
Many Navy shipboard firefighting classes, BS in Fire Science, Instructor I, TX SFFMA FFI Basic, TX SFFMA Wildland, HAZMAT OPS.
Day Job:
Stationary Engineer @ Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Firefighter in the Navy and now that I'm retired, wanted to serve the community.

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At 9:56am on October 3, 2009, Dustin J. Millis said…
Hey thanks, yeah we try to keep up on our apparatus as best we can. Were currenty trying to replace our 2nd due engine but along with the rest of the country, the money just isn't there right now. Oh well... I have some family that live in Hobart and Crown Point as well. The dept. also has a couple of firefighters from those areas as well. TCSS, Dustin
At 12:19pm on October 2, 2009, Reg Mathis said…
Hey Dino,

My time at Pearl was short(about 4 months), but at the time I was a GM(G) and a Navy diver. Man those were the days!!!

At 5:16am on September 10, 2009, Kris Sihachack said…
Hi, how are you?
At 6:03am on June 20, 2009, Kris Sihachack said…
Hi Southern Cali, between San Diego and Los Angeles. It gets a little hotter than San Diego in the summer but still beautiful. Thanks and I hope you have a great week!
At 7:25pm on February 3, 2009, Bulldog324 said…
welcome abord im glad to have yea and i cant spell either
At 8:20am on July 21, 2008, Chief Dino said…
Thanks Bill!
At 10:42pm on July 20, 2008, Bill Heizer F/F E.M/T.-P said…
Welcome to FFN from Amarillo Texas. Enjoy the site and stay safe

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