About this Episode 031:
Whether you are a firefighter or an officer, getting a new firefighter up to speed is essential. In this episode, I talk with Lt. John Hayowyk, Jr. about ways to do just that in both volunteer and career departments. Topics include:
- Understanding and embracing your initial role as a firefighter
- Knowing every compartment and its contents, every tool and its uses
- Assigning and reviewing tasks by seat position
- Drilling as a team and planning the play
- Using the competitive nature of the firehouse to your advantage
and much more. Tune it and learn how to get up to speed!
About Lt. John Hayowyk, Jr.
John has been in the fire service for over 20 years. He is currently a Lieutenant for the City of Passaic FD in NJ (Ladder 1). John is also a NJ Certified Level 2 Fire Service Instructor and teaches at Passaic & Sussex County Public Safety Academies. He also heads up of the Training Division for the Roxbury Township Volunteer Fire Dept. John is an active Fire Inspector & Arson Investigator and also maintains his EMT certification. John has a passion for teaching all levels of education in the fire service. He enjoys seeing the a-ha! moment in his students and fellow firefighters when they master the skill or fully understand the information that they are given. John also continues to his education in various classes and courses to maintain his knowledge and skills.
About the FirefighterToolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show
The FirefighterToolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show is an audio program for up and coming firefighters and leaders who want to become better at the ever evolving skill of firefighting and to continue growing into a better leader. We interview great firefighters, officers and other authorities inside and outside of the fire service who bring great ideas, insights and information to share with us so we can take our skills to the next level.
About The Game ” Are You Smarter Than A Probie?”
David Soler and Firefighter Toolbox are also the creators of “Are You Smarter Than A Probie?” game show. Listen in weekly as brave firefighters compete to answer 5 FFI/FFII questions on the hot seat and prove they are smarter than a probie.
New episodes every Tuesday. (Most listen to it on the commute to work, working out, doing chores or as a company training.)
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