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 2005
Any electrical contractors are experiencing a steady flow of work in their core business in electrical work. If you are one of those have continued to bid and install fire alarm systems as an “add-on” to your core work, you might want to give some thought to expanding the specialty work of fire alarm installations while the level of your core work is high. READ MORE
December 2004
In August 2004, Northeast financial sectors were alerted to possible terrorist activities focused on five specific buildings and areas: the International Monetary Fund and World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C.; the New York Stock Exchange and Citigroup Center in New York; and the Prudential Financial building in Newark, N.J. READ MORE
December 2004
It took just minutes for the 2003 nightmare at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., to reach its climax. The blaze was Rhode Island's most devastating fire in decades and the fourth-deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Even after the smoke cleared, emergency medical teams and ambulance sirens kept wailing throughout that February night. READ MORE
November 2004
In every building taller than two stories-and in some two-story buildings as well-regulations will require you to provide elevator recall as part of the building's fire alarm system installation. Numerous codes interrelate to ensure that the recall functions as ultimately required by the ASME/ANSI A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators. READ MORE
October 2004
Interesting occupancies for fire detection Hotel and casino fire-alarm systems can prove challenging from at least three perspectives: first, the number of people moving about the facilities throughout the day and night who typically have no familiarity with their surroundings; second, the high ambient-noise level inherent with any assembly occupancy like a casino; and third, the need to integrate READ MORE
August 2004
Regulations for public places and amusement parks Attempting to design a fire alarm system for an amusement park can be as daunting to some as riding a roller coaster. As with any fire alarm system, there are numerous codes and standards the designer and installer must follow to ensure a code-compliant installation. READ MORE
July 2004
Using fire alarm systems for special applications Fire protection designers may use fire alarm systems for special applications in many building and fire protection scenarios. In most of these applications, the fire alarm system interconnects to some form of fire suppression or special notification system within the building. READ MORE
June 2004
New opportunities for ECs continue to emerge in the government market Opportunities abound in the government sector for the knowledgeable and persistent contractor. Most contractors avoid bidding on government projects because they are often complicated and laden with paperwork and procedures. READ MORE
June 2004
A brief history of how fire alarm codes came about Many people are blissfully unaware of why we have fire alarm system codes and standards. Essentially, they were caused by “Government Intervention.” Initially, fire alarm systems were installed in cities and towns to simply help notify the fire department. READ MORE

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