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

January 2007
What to do with those pesky smoke detectors: READ MORE
December 2006
Stores and public venues need special communications: READ MORE
November 2006
Commissioning fire detection and alarm systems Normally, a fire alarmis the last system to be commissioned on a project. The owner, of course, wants to obtain the certificate of occupancy and move into his or her building. Sadly, if the fire alarm system does not pass the acceptance test in the presence of the fire department, this can delay the issuance of a certificate of occupancy. READ MORE
October 2006
Understand related systems and learn important cues Why do many contractors continue to avoid scheduling the fire alarm system installation inspection? Is it because they know the system might fail the acceptance test and, as such, would thereby delay occupancy? READ MORE
October 2006
EVERY ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR has at one time or another thought about ways to expand his or her business. Sometimes the day-to-day drill of operating a business keeps an electrical contractor from differentiating itself from the competition. One way to start is to investigate developing a security division. READ MORE
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

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