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. Fill in the blank: A water curtain placed between a building on fire and a close exposure does not _____________ the radiant heat generated by the fire. Cooling streams must be placed directly on the exposure. Scroll down for the answer!

A. attenuate. This means to to weaken or reduce in force, intensity, effect, or quantity.

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