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

October 2007
During a recent NFPA fire alarm systems seminar, a gentleman introduced himself and his two technicians. They had traveled quite a distance. Knowing NFPA planned a future seminar in his state, I asked why he did not wait to attend the closer seminar. “Well, we just signed our first fire alarm project ever, and we have to install it next week,” he said. 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
April 2007
Keeping up with national fire alarm code and technology changes: The primary code for any electrician is the National Electrical Code (NEC), and information about it appears regularly in this magazine to help ensure you are kept up-to-date with all the changes and understand the impact on your everyday business. READ MORE