John Wabrek grew up in New Hartford. He started with New Hartford Fire in 1996 as a cadet. He graduated from Oliver Wolcott Technical High School in 1999, and went on to college at Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute where he studied Electric Power Engineering. He graduated with an engineering degree in 2003. He works full time at Eversource energy as a Project Test Technician working in Transmission substations. He is married to Stacy (Erho) Wabrek and has no kids yet other than their labs Linus and Lusy. He enjoys playing sports, working around the house, and of course the Fire Department.