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

March 2017
Many contractors have said to me, “The fire alarm system is supervised, and I have a green light on the fire alarm control unit. Why do I need to test it?” While the fire alarm system supervises itself for fault conditions, it only monitors those external circuits that connect the detection devices and notification appliances for integrity. READ MORE
February 2017
Contractors often experience some confusion over the types of circuits required and permitted for fire alarm system installations. First, contractors need to recognize that they must install all circuits as required by chapters 12 and 23 of NFPA 72 2016, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.
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February 2017
Many technicians new to the fire/life safety field perform fire alarm system installations. For these technicians, the code and the equipment they intend to install look ominous.
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January 2017
Regardless of the changes in our federal government this year, there is one thing we know for sure: we have a new NFPA 72 2016, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code from the National Fire Protection Association. Does that mean we should have started using the new code on Jan. 1? READ MORE
December 2016
Strobes are essentially the only lights available for fire alarm notification. They have been misunderstood and even misused on occasion, but every fire alarm system with audible notification must have a complement of strobes to ensure the hearing-impaired occupants will be notified of an alarm.
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December 2016
The title of this article is not meant to make you smile. 
Most Electrical Contractor readers work in the contracting business. But, on a daily basis, personnel and clients likely bombard you with requests to take on a new challenge and to do a better job at the work already being performed.
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November 2016
Recently, I came across some research that could be a useful tool. In August 2016, Security Sales & Integration (SSI) published its annual Operations and Opportunities Report, which reveals key trends in the security dealer and integrator market.
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October 2016
The green buildings market can offer a significant opportunity for electrical contractors that install fire alarm systems. Are you ready for this? How does your plain old fire alarm system installation help to meet the requirements of a green building? READ MORE
October 2016
Recently, I encountered questions regarding the nonactuation of smoke detectors in an atmosphere the occupants reported as “smoky.” The discussions revealed a general misunderstanding of how a fuel-dependent fire grows, how smoke and heat detectors function, and how a designer should apply them to a space.
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