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

May 2009
Next month at the NFPA Fire Safety Conference & Expo, the 2010 edition of NFPA 72 will be voted on by the National Fire Protection Association membership. The code is on a typical three-year cycle. Similar to most other codes, such as the National Electrical Code (NEC), you expect some changes, especially to accommodate technical advancements and new technology. READ MORE
April 2009
Whether a healthcare occupancy is a full-service hospital, assisted living facility or nursing home, codes and common sense require that the fire alarm system be reliable and operational 24/7 all year long. READ MORE
April 2009
When integrating building systems with fire alarm systems, we normally consider the more obvious list of building systems: heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC); lighting; fire protection (sprinkler, restaurant hood suppression, etc.); security; access control; other low-voltage; and elevators. READ MORE
March 2009
During the 2008 presidential election, we heard a lot about the need for change. Over the last few months, we all experienced change of a different nature, a kind none of us wanted. Our faith in those who ran or are running large financial and industrial institutions has dropped to new lows. READ MORE
February 2009
The calls vary, but all have a similar theme: “My fire alarm system needs work. Can you help?” Of course, the answer is always yes. But professional contractors know they must make a thorough investigation of the installed system before determining the scope of the work. READ MORE
February 2009
President George W Bush signed the Higher Education Opportunity Act on August 14, 2008. This bill contains several important campus-safety components, including the core provisions of the original Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act. The law will require colleges to report fire safety information to the U.S. Department of Education. Specific reporting details include the following: READ MORE
January 2009
Although the origin of the phrase “May you live in interesting times” is uncertain, the times in which we are living are interesting. They also are challenging for many contractors, especially those who were “too busy” to diversify or learn more about specialty systems, such as fire alarm systems installations. READ MORE
December 2008
A trip to the local mall can be an all-day event, depending on how many family members participate in the shopping spree. And the closer the shopping event is to a holiday, the better the chances are that the mall will be crowded. Designing, installing and maintaining a fire alarm system in retail occupancies, such as a mall, can be a much bigger challenge than simply shopping at one. READ MORE
December 2008
Although we have all heard, “Don’t sweat the small stuff,” we find that the small stuff really matters as we build our businesses. Part of the issue depends on who defines what constitutes the “small stuff.” READ MORE

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