Corbett’s Trivia

Glenn Corbett, PE, is the former assistant chief of the Waldwick (NJ) Fire Department, an assistant professor of fire science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, and a technical editor for Fire Engineering. He recently served on the Federal Advisory Committee of the National Construction Safety Team and is a member of the Fire Code Advisory Council for New Jersey. He is the coauthor of the late Francis L. Brannigan’s Building Construction for the Fire Service, 4th Edition, and an FDIC Executive Advisory Board member.

Q. In terms of firefighting equipment, what is Utica, New York known for? Scroll down for the answer!

A. Utica is the home of D.B. Smith & Company, manufacturers of the famous “Indian Pump,” a backpack water tank and nozzle which is predominantly used to fight brush fires.

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