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

October 2007
As electrical contractors grow, they usually specialize in a niche that involves installing electrical systems in a certain type of occupancy—residential homes; large, newly constructed industrial plants; or small, commercial retrofit projects. These niches create a certain comfort factor for the contractor. READ MORE
October 2007
Bells jingling, people talking, glasses clinking, ratchets rattling as people pull levers, the whirl of the roulette wheel and the shouts of encouragement as the dice roll. Noise, noise and more noise. If you have visited a casino, you may remember the constant assault of jangling slot machines encouraging people to keep playing and the excited shouts as players hit a jackpot. READ MORE
September 2007
This month, we address smoke detector spacing, which is found in NFPA 72-2007 or the National Fire Alarm Code. It is important that your technicians know the spacing requirements for these devices, so they can discover problems on the drawings and prevent mistakes during the installation. READ MORE
August 2007
Most of my readers know I encourage training, and some have stated I would like to augment it with something technicians can read and review in an after-work-hours venue. I will attempt to provide these training vignettes over the next few issues on specific items of interest to those installing fire alarm systems. READ MORE
July 2007
Over the last few weeks of traveling, I have spoken with colleagues at meetings in various states. I realized that every time we had a choice of where to eat breakfast or lunch, we would universally choose a Cracker Barrel restaurant. We never hesitated in this choice. Why? Two reasons: consistently good food and consistently good service. READ MORE
June 2007
Sell the product: your company Every time you sell a project to an owner, that owner is investing in you and your company. He or she did it because, just as someone might invest in a stock, you convinced the owner that you knew your business technically and had the acumen necessary to handle the job financially. So, in a very real sense, they “bought your stock.” Business is all about investing. READ MORE
June 2007
Those of you tasked with selling fire detection and security systems for your company (and we are all in sales in one form or another) look for ways to set your company apart from the competition; most companies try to promote their strengths and benefits to an owner. For example, “We use only the best equipment” or “We are authorized dealers” or “We are factory trained.” READ MORE
June 2007
If you have not purchased and read the 2007 edition of the National Fire Alarm Code, it is possible your next fire alarm system installation in a military or government facility will hold a surprise. READ MORE
May 2007
New UL standard outdates FACUs many consider current Most contractors know the Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL). They see the stamp, label or tag on just about everything electrical. UL operates as an independent, not-for-profit, product-safety testing and certification organization. It has tested products for public safety for more than a century. READ MORE

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