Wayne D. Moore

Fire/Life Safety Columnist and Freelance Writer

Wayne D. Moore, a licensed fire protection engineer, frequent speaker and an expert in the life safety field, is a co-editor of the current National Fire Alarm Code Handbook. Moore is a principal with Hughes Associates Inc. at the Warwick, R.I., office.

Articles by Wayne D. Moore

December 2014
As most of you know, the codes and standards for fire alarm and mass notification systems change on a three-year cycle. New technology and more refined occupant needs top the list of reasons for most changes. Over the years, the requirements for visible notification appliances (strobes) have changed to keep up with new research and the development of technology. READ MORE
December 2014
The predictions have arrived! Analysts expect the first quarter of 2015 to show a rapid rise in commercial construction. Obviously, this is good news on almost all fronts. This report means contractors will have more work, and, on the life safety side of construction, contractors will install more integrated systems to protect people and the built environment.
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November 2014
At a recent gathering of fire alarm industry friends, we found ourselves lamenting that, even though we felt confident that NFPA 72 2013, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, provided very good guidance for designers, installers and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs), we still find new installations that do not meet code requirements. READ MORE
October 2014
As a contractor, you bid on numerous fire alarm system projects based on plans and specifications developed by an engineer. You assume the engineer has discussed such things as quality and reliability with the owner because the specifications focus on those issues. READ MORE
October 2014
Residential home fire alarm protection methods can be broken down into two distinct applications: stand-alone detection devices, known as smoke alarms or carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, and combination fire alarm and detection systems that employ smoke detectors and CO detectors connected to a residential fire alarm system control unit.
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September 2014
Recently, I read an article in American School and University magazine by Tom Tapper that discusses competence and communication. Although his article focuses on education, it caused me to consider what the words “competence” and “communication” mean in our fire alarm systems profession. 
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August 2014
How do you build a relationship with your customers centered on trust? It starts with meeting commitments and consistently completing projects on time, on budget and in a code-compliant fashion. Why is this relationship important? All our business in the electrical and fire alarm system installation profession relies on successful relationships. READ MORE
August 2014
“The serious losses in life and property 
resulting from fires causes me deep concern. I am sure that such unnecessary waste can be reduced. The substantial progress made in this country during the last 40 years convinces me that the means are available for limiting this unnecessary destruction,” said President Harry S. Truman at his conference on fire prevention in 1947. 
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July 2014
Every other year, the release of the Profile of the Electrical Contractor enables us to examine the changes that have taken place in the electrical contracting industry. Change brings growth, but most people resist change because it requires them to learn something new and step out of their comfort zones. READ MORE

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