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 2014
Residential home fire alarm protection methods can be broken down into two distinct applications: stand-alone detection devices, known as smoke alarms or carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, and combination fire alarm and detection systems that employ smoke detectors and CO detectors connected to a residential fire alarm system control unit.
September 2014
Recently, I read an article in American School and University magazine by Tom Tapper that discusses competence and communication. Although his article focuses on education, it caused me to consider what the words “competence” and “communication” mean in our fire alarm systems profession. 
August 2014
How do you build a relationship with your customers centered on trust? It starts with meeting commitments and consistently completing projects on time, on budget and in a code-compliant fashion. Why is this relationship important? All our business in the electrical and fire alarm system installation profession relies on successful relationships. READ MORE
August 2014
“The serious losses in life and property 
resulting from fires causes me deep concern. I am sure that such unnecessary waste can be reduced. The substantial progress made in this country during the last 40 years convinces me that the means are available for limiting this unnecessary destruction,” said President Harry S. Truman at his conference on fire prevention in 1947. 
July 2014
Every other year, the release of the Profile of the Electrical Contractor enables us to examine the changes that have taken place in the electrical contracting industry. Change brings growth, but most people resist change because it requires them to learn something new and step out of their comfort zones. READ MORE
June 2014
Technology is changing so fast these days that we could almost call this a “technology invasion.” Sometimes, it seems the technology and systems needed to accomplish the work changes in the time between one project ending and another project going out to bid. It takes a great deal of effort to keep up with these constant changes.
June 2014
Providing fire alarm system design services can prove troublesome for some contractors. Many states allow you to design a fire alarm system for projects you sell and install yourself, but the engineering licensing laws of most states prohibit designing systems if you will not be performing the installation.
May 2014
The primary focus of the National Electrical Code (NEC) is safety, and it offers specific requirements for how to install wiring and help ensure the safety of both the contractor and the building occupants. READ MORE
April 2014
Electrical professionals understand that the purpose of a smoke detection and alarm system is generally to provide life safety for building occupants. They also understand that the goal of the fire alarm system is to provide occupants with as much escape time as possible. READ MORE