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

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
June 2004
A little planning can go a long way In new building construction, electrical contractors most often have the task of installing the fire alarm system. Generally, the fire alarm system does not represent a significant portion of the overall electrical quote. And, unfortunately, a common result is that these systems do not get the attention they deserve. READ MORE
May 2004
More homeowners want CO detectors installed Smoke detection in the home has saved numerous lives and is now a normal part of every electrical contractor’s commercial installation package. However, carbon monoxide detector installations present a new opportunity for electrical contractors serving the residential market. The danger of carbon monoxide poisoning has increased over the last few years. READ MORE
April 2004
Is high-tech better? Fire alarm system technology seems to be developing faster each day. It wasn’t that many years ago when an electrician treated a fire alarm system just like any other electrical system he or she had to install. Each detection device, whether a manual fire alarm box or an automatic detector like a smoke detector, was wired just like a simple switch. READ MORE