Captain Holinaty graduated from St John's High School in Winnipeg. He join the Winnipeg Fire Depatment where he served for 15 years. He moved to North Vancouver and joined the West Vancouver Fire Department on May 1, 1968. He was promoted to Lieutenant on August 16, 1974 and Captain in January of 1976. He retired on March 29, 1990 with a total of 37 years as a firefighter. Frank died of cancer.