Glen Corbett has been our friend for almost 11 years. We met because of the events of September 11, 2001. He is knowledgeable and kind and has helped many fellow 9/11 advocates since 9/11. He is humble and rarely tells people about his expertise which is Fire Safety and Fire Code Enforcement and education.
He is currently the technical editor of Fire Engineering Magazine which is an international magazine that provides information to firefighers across the country and the world. He is also an Associate Professor of Fire Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the former chariperson of the Depatment of Protection Management. He is the former chief of the Waldwick, New Jersey Fire Department. He has testified before the 9/11 Commission and served on the Federal Advisory Committee of the National Construction Safety Team. Glen has spent most of his professional life in Fire Code enforcement.He has been a fire protection consultant in cities across America.
We could go on for many pages listing Glenn’s contribution to the Fire Services across the USA but we are honoring him this year because of his service and assistance whenever asked in our many “battles” regarding the numerous injustices that have occurred to families since Sept. 11, 2001. If we needed documentation, Glenn provided it. If we needed support, Glenn supported us. He stood next to us at many rallies, memorials, conflicts, discussions, arguments with not only politicians but the planners of the Memorial and the still unfinished Museum.
Glenn has provided us with information, technical advise, knowledge, support, love and assistance whenever we asked. We could not have been as successful nor could we have continued without his help. He is the backbone for so many of us. He never asks to be acknowledged. He just provides what we need. He is a wealth of information. We are so very grateful for all he has done not only for us but the entire 9/11 community. We feel fortunate to call him friend. We are blessed to have him in our life. We are wiser because of his willingness to share his vast knowledge with us whenever we ask.
Each year we think of someone who we can honor. The person of the Year award goes to an individual who has kept the memory of 9/11 alive in the hearts and minds of others. Glenn certainly has done this. This award for him is long overdue. We are so honored to bestow our Man of the Year Award to our dear friend and “Partner in Crime” Glenn Corbett.
Thank you Glenn for all you have done and continue to do for us. You keep us strong. We continue our battles because of your help. We love you.