Chief Dino
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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?

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Chief Dino replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion Texas Statewide Safety, SOP Review - What Will You Plan to Do?
"We only meet on Monday night so with the start of wildfire season just around the corner for us, we'll be reviewing LCES, the 10 standard fire orders and the 18 watch out situations."
Jun 16, 2013
Norm Tindell replied to Chief Dino's discussion Courage to be Safe course
"It is now an SFFMA requirement for sure. I put one of my guys in for an increase in certification in January, but he hasn't had CTBS yet, so his cert is still waiting for that."
Mar 29, 2013
Chief Dino replied to Chief Dino's discussion Courage to be Safe course
"The SFFMA made it mandatory for certification Jan 1 of last year.  If already an accredited FFII, you don't have to take it.  Unlike Commission firefighter who have until the end of 2014 (please correct me if I'm wrong) to take…"
Mar 29, 2013
Matt Lacey liked Chief Dino's discussion Courage to be Safe course
Mar 28, 2013
FETC replied to Chief Dino's discussion Courage to be Safe course
"I am a CTBS trainer.   The CTBS course was developed from the Summit in 2006. I took the T-t-T in 2007 in New Hampshire and have taught the program over 30 times. Each state has a CTBS advocate and the program is free to the…"
Mar 28, 2013
Norm Tindell replied to Chief Dino's discussion Courage to be Safe course
"Though I would not turn down an invitation to visit Don in Wisconsin, I cannot afford to pay my own way. I was joking, of course. The CTBS course is being implemented slowly. A couple of agencies in Texas adopted it early, but I imagine it will…"
Mar 28, 2013
John Crabbe replied to Chief Dino's discussion Courage to be Safe course
"So looking through the comments here and briefly looking at the link, this looks sporadic as far as implementation. A brief look at the Train the Trainer locations included places like North Dakota, North Carolina, etc.   So since a few of you…"
Mar 27, 2013
Oldman replied to Chief Dino's discussion Courage to be Safe course
"It is a requirement in Texas for Commissioned (career)  firefighters, and soon will be for Volunteers as well. My department requires it for all personnel including the volunteers and EMS."
Mar 27, 2013

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
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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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