Wayne D. Moore

Fire/Life Safety Columnist and Freelance Writer

MOORE, a licensed fire protection engineer, frequent speaker and an expert in the life safety field, is a principal member and past chair of NFPA 72, Chapter 24. Moore is a vice president with JENSEN HUGHES at the Warwick, R.I., office. He can be reached at wmoore@jensenhughes.com.

Articles by Wayne D. Moore

May 2016
Addressable fire alarm systems are the typical choice for new installations. The programmability gives designers and installers an astounding array of operational features. However, occupants may not understand their responsibilities or how to interpret an alarm. 
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April 2016
“A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” In this quote, Wayne Gretzky makes an important point. With all of the knowledge you need to remain competitive in the fire alarm systems installation market, the future is often the furthest thing from your mind. But to be great, you need to know what’s new or what is about to be new.
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April 2016
Too often, contractors seem to assume that only Article 760 of NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC), applies to fire alarm installations. I have witnessed many jobs where this has been the case. In fact, other NEC sections also apply. I always expect a professional contractor will follow all applicable code and standard requirements.
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March 2016
Each year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) publishes fire statistics. Residential typically leads all other occupancy types in fires, injuries and deaths. However, since the advent of the residential smoke alarm, residential fire deaths have fallen by more than 50 percent. 
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February 2016
As we all know, building renovations can take many forms. In each case, the building owner will inevitably need to upgrade or replace the fire alarm system. As a professional contractor, you must know and understand the jurisdiction’s building code, fire code and NFPA 72 2016 (National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code) requirements that apply to any type of renovation.
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February 2016
We never have enough time in our daily lives, but do you ever stop to think about where you want to be in the future? Strategic planning is important for personal and corporate growth. It will help you determine the types of training programs you and your staff need to meet your goals.
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January 2016
We strive to protect building occupants, including our employees. Many years ago, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) formed to codify regulations in the area of employee protection.
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December 2015
Thirty years ago, fire alarm equipment contained relays only in the fire alarm control units. The most information you could obtain from a fire alarm system was the device actuation zone. That zone might represent a whole floor of the building, which created an issue when trying to find the device in alarm or the fire.
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December 2015
In the course of daily business, you often receive a request to update or replace electrical systems in a building. Have you ever proactively asked customers to allow you to review and audit their fire alarm systems?
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