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Mar 30, 2018

Jumpseat Radio 063  We are NOT perfect



In this weeks episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington welcomes in John Hayowky and Chris Baker to talk about the pressure of trying to hard on the fireground.  Ryan and guest give some context to those firefighters who suffer the affects of peer pressure in their tasks while responding to emergencies. 

Points covered.


  • Allowing yourself to make mistakes
  • Overcoming common foreground mistakes
  • Setting reasonable expectations
  • Ryans saw story





John Hawowky: John Hayowyk Jr. has over 20 years in the fire service.  He is currently a Captain for the City of Passaic FD in NJ (Ladder 2).  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 Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept and  is an active Fire Inspector & Arson Investigator and also maintains his EMT certification.


Chris Baker


Instructor Chris Baker has over 10 years of experience in volunteer, combination and career fire departments in California.  He started as a volunteer firefighter for the West Stanislaus Fire Protection District and the City of Patterson in 2006.  In 2007, Chris became a paid reserve Firefighter / Driver-Operator for the City of Patterson Fire Department.  He spent four seasons with CAL FIRE as a seasonal Firefighter, two years with the Chevron Fire Department as a Firefighter / Engineer and  three years as a Firefighter / Acting Engineer with a municipal fire department in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology from Pacific Lutheran University, Associates of Science Degree in Fire Service Command Company Officer from Shasta College.  He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Emergency Services Administration.