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 2006
Ten success tips for the professional contractor IN ANY PROFESSION, there are always tips for success. Something as simple and seemingly insignificant as your own attitude can mean a lot to production. Certainly for contractors installing systems as important as fire alarms, a good attitude is a necessity. READ MORE
September 2006
Elevator connection requirements   READ MORE
August 2006
As defined and discussed in the web-based Wikipedia “competence is a standardized requirement for an individual to properly perform a specific job. It encompasses a combination of knowledge, skills and behavior utilized to improve performance. READ MORE
July 2006
Having the right tools makes any job easier. As any electrician entering the field learns, he or she must have the right tools to perform electrical work efficiently. This same rule applies to installing a fire alarm system. With the advent of computer-based fire alarm systems, the types of tools change. READ MORE
June 2006
In most fire alarm system installations, electrical contractors simply follow the specifications and drawings developed by an engineer. Many professional contractors, however, have developed an alarm division where they employ sales staff and system designers to seek out and meet the fire alarm system needs of prospective clients. In either case, knowledge of the applicable codes is important. READ MORE
May 2006
Over the last few years, there has been confusion over which laws or codes apply to the audible and visible notification appliances. The confusion has been so great that there are some fire officials who believe it is their duty to enforce the requirements of a law that does not grant them the authority. The law I am referring to is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). READ MORE
April 2006
Contractors who have developed their fire alarm system maintenance and testing business and specialize in the retrofit markets have already seen the financial benefits associated with these specialized businesses. However, these contractors may not be familiar with the requirements in NFPA 72-2002 regarding system impairments. READ MORE
March 2006
“We can’t occupy our building?” This is not a question that an experienced electrician wants to hear. But, I am sure many of you have heard that question directly or worked for a project manager who has. All too often I have seen a highly competent electrical team plan its electrical installation in clear and concise detail but perform the fire alarm system installation the “old” way. READ MORE
February 2006
I enjoy working in the field. Providing construction oversight services for our clients gives me the opportunity to see the results of our designs and evaluate whether the contractors clearly understood our specifications. At other times, I assist the owner as a liaison between the contractors and the code-enforcement officials during the final approval stages of a project. READ MORE

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