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

June 2011
When selling any type of electrical system, including fire and life safety systems, you can get caught up in a sales dilemma: you need the work, but you feel you must reduce your prices to get it. This is partially due to the economy, where your competitors are all chasing after the same projects that you intend to bid. READ MORE
May 2011
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that an employer furnish to each employee a place of employment that is free from recognized hazards that cause or have the potential to cause death or physical harm. READ MORE
April 2011
Electrical contractors are familiar with the cabling installation requirements of NFPA 70 2011, the National Electrical Code (NEC), and some are familiar with the cabling requirements of NFPA 72 2010, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. However, the 2010 edition of NFPA 72 has a new chapter (12) devoted to circuits and pathways. READ MORE
April 2011
As an electrical contractor who installs fire alarm systems regularly, you likely have experienced costly call backs due to system false alarms. You would expect that, with the new technology available, you would never experience these problems. At least, that is what the fire alarm equipment salesman told you. READ MORE
March 2011
Residential fire deaths lead the total number of deaths caused by fire in the United States. According to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), about 85 percent of all U.S. fire deaths in 2009 occurred in homes, and on average, eight people died in U.S. home fires every day. Most victims of fires die from smoke or toxic gases and not from burns. READ MORE
February 2011
As I have mentioned in this column before, upgrades and renovations to existing fire alarm systems are a consistent opportunity for electrical contractors to find work in this economy. READ MORE
February 2011
As an electrical contractor, you know the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) makes changes to the National Electrical Code every three years. Other codes and standards change on a similar cycle as well. Why is that important? READ MORE
January 2011
I often find contractors misunderstand the installation and application requirements of the codes and standards they are required to follow when performing fire alarm system installations. The problems and mistakes often arise from misinformation they have received from fire officials or from other contractors. READ MORE
December 2010
In my daily work, I come into contact with many electrical contractors. A few of them really stand out. In fact, a select number tend to work on most of our projects. I understand why that happens: The better contractors have learned how to differentiate themselves from the rest of the crowd. READ MORE