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Captain Dennis Thain ( Retired)
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Captain Dennis Thain ( Retired) left a comment for Ward E Ducatte
"Welcome to firefighters country Lt Ducatte I hope you will find some of the blogs interesting and feel free to post some of your own,we endever to learn from one another for the betterment of the Fire departments as a whole. Welcome once again.…"
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" WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE YOU AS A MEMBER BUT WE NEED MORE DETAILS. Captain Dennis Retired. Director FIREFIGHTERCOUNTRY"
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Captain Dennis Thain ( Retired) left a comment for mary petrosino
"Welcome to you Mary on joining  Fire fighter country please look at the different blogs and I hope you will make some comments, our aim is to make the fire department a safe place for all, I am a retired volunteer captain and I am so…"
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Captain Dennis Thain ( Retired) left a comment for Cheyenne
"Welcome to Firefighter country Cheyenne, I hope you will find many blogs interesting and I hope you will pursue your career as a Firefighter to make it more honourable to belong to. Please feel free to ask any questions regarding fire fighting and…"
Aug 6, 2016
Captain Dennis Thain ( Retired)'s blog post was featured

The History of the FFAO

This Association had its beginning at a meeting of volunteer firemen, which was held in the Forester's Building in the city of Toronto, on the 29th day of August and the 1st day of September, 1899. It was decided at this meeting that an association should be formed to be known as “The Volunteer Firemen's Association of Ontario”, for the annual exchange of opinions as to the best appliances for the modes of firefighting and as to all other matters affecting the progress and welfare of volunteer…See More
Oct 23, 2015
Captain Dennis Thain ( Retired) commented on Captain Dennis Thain ( Retired)'s blog post The History of the FFAO
"I will comment more of my involvement with the association soon."
Sep 28, 2015
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The History of the FFAO

This Association had its beginning at a meeting of volunteer firemen, which was held in the Forester's Building in the city of Toronto, on the 29th day of August and the 1st day of September, 1899. It was decided at this meeting that an association should be formed to be known as “The Volunteer Firemen's Association of Ontario”, for the annual exchange of opinions as to the best appliances for the modes of firefighting and as to all other matters affecting the progress and welfare of volunteer…See More
Sep 28, 2015
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"2014 at the FFAO fire convention,  this year the convention will be held at Wainfleet near Niagara Falls, Canada."
Apr 13, 2015
Captain Dennis Thain ( Retired)'s blog post was featured

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What is happening with fire  training today? I notice nearly every week we lose a firefighter on scene, is it communication? training? Safety on fire ground ?  Are instructors really qualified? are Building codes re: roof structures being violated?  Wall collapsing on firefighters ?I think we should all step back and examine the education of recruits it saddens me to see these souls lost, in an age where the standard of equipment is the best and more and more tools are invented for protection,…See More
Apr 12, 2015
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Apr 12, 2015
Captain Dennis Thain ( Retired) replied to Lieutenant Frederick Georges's discussion SHOULD YOUTH DISQUALIFY A PERSON FROM BEING CHIEF OF A DEPARTMENT? in the group THOUGHTS FROM VETERAN FIREMEN
"I will do that , thanks"
Mar 28, 2015
Captain Dennis Thain ( Retired) replied to Lieutenant Frederick Georges's discussion WHAT WORRIES YOU THE MOST AT AN AUTO ACCIDENT OR FIRE SCENE ? in the group THOUGHTS FROM VETERAN FIREMEN
"Most fire departments are now tiered response with EMS and personnel are trained as first responders and use of equipment. The first thing is to protect the scene to make a safe work area for your personnel. At any scene may it be Fire,…"
Mar 28, 2015
Captain Dennis Thain ( Retired) replied to Lieutenant Frederick Georges's discussion SHOULD DEPARTMENTS LOSE FUNDING FOR POOR PERFORMANCE ? in the group THOUGHTS FROM VETERAN FIREMEN
"I believe it is time the townships must take responsibility for some departments must operate with outdated equipment, it is not the job of the department to raise funds for much needed equipment. The answer must be all their energy must go into…"
Mar 28, 2015
Captain Dennis Thain ( Retired) replied to Lieutenant Frederick Georges's discussion SHOULD YOUTH DISQUALIFY A PERSON FROM BEING CHIEF OF A DEPARTMENT? in the group THOUGHTS FROM VETERAN FIREMEN
"Qualifications is the key, although experience and how to manage people at 25 seem a bit young. I see the word elected does that mean  regardless of what he knows he can take over the white helmet and all the responsibilities that goes with…"
Mar 28, 2015

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Burlington Station 5 Ontario Canada
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Volunteer Captain Retired
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I always like meeting other brother Firefighters no matter from where, I have met Frederick at the Fallen Firefighters memorial in Ottawa Canada several times and would now like to be a member of this site. I have been a Member of the F.F.A.O NOW FOR 31 YEARS, I have been Sergent AT arms for 17 years and now look after all the regalia of the association. We will never retire.
YEARS IN DEPARTMENT
23
YEARS AS FIREFIGHTER
23

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The History of the FFAO

This Association had its beginning at a meeting of volunteer firemen, which was held in the Forester's Building in the city of Toronto, on the 29th day of August and the 1…

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Posted on September 28, 2015 at 1:25pm — 2 Comments

A forgotten hero of WW2 to get his cartoons google his name. "William H. Mauldin"

Willie & JO

He meant so much to the millions of Americans who fought in World War II, and to those who had waited for them to come home. He was a kid cartoonist for Stars and Stripes, the military newspaper; Mauldin's drawings of his muddy, exhausted, whisker-stubble infantrymen Willie and Joe were the voice of truth about what it was like on the front lines. …

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Posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

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What is happening with fire  training today? I notice nearly every week we lose a firefighter on scene, is it communication? training? Safety on fire ground ?  Are instructors really qualified? are Building codes re: roof structures being violated?  Wall collapsing on firefighters ?

I think we should all step back and examine the education of recruits it saddens me to see these souls lost, in an age where the standard of equipment is the best and more and more tools are invented for…

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Posted on April 18, 2012 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

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At 5:43am on May 23, 2016, John Flynn said…

Thanks Cap. The site looks great and I am happy to be here!

At 9:31pm on September 10, 2015, Todd Mickalovich said…
Thank you Captain Thain, it is nice to be welcomed to the group.
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