John Hayowyk Jr.
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  • Sparta, NJ
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What State do you live in?
Type of Organization
Paid Fire Department
Job Function
Company Officer (Captain/Lt/Supervisor)
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
City of Passaic
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Current - Roxbury Volunteer FD
Revolutionary FOOLS / FOOLS International
Kill the Flashover Society
NJ State Advocate : National Fall FF's Foundation
My Training:
Level 2 Fire Service Instructor
Fire Inspector & Official / EMT-B
various Train-the-Trainer Classes
About Me:
Love my Job, best job in the world and I want to share and pass on the knowledge.
Day Job:
Husband, Father, Instructor, & Fire Officer
Relationship Status:
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Followed in the foot-steps of my father who was a volunteer firefighter all my life.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
It's my life.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Training / Behavioral Health Issues / Cancer

John Hayowyk Jr.'s Blog

Halligan Modifications: Gapping the Fork

Posted on May 3, 2018 at 10:39pm 0 Comments

One of the simplest and most advantageous modifications to a Halligan Bar is to GAP the forks. 

Gapping the fork of the halligan makes a conventional forcible entry tool into a THRU-THE-LOCK tool.  

Thru-the-Knob Technique:

This technique…


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At 3:07pm on May 4, 2018, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation John. Its awesome you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with here. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.
Chief William Sharp- Retired
Brookings Fire / Rescue
Living in Alaska


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