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

August 2011
The economic recovery has not seemed to gain the kind of momentum that some of us would like, so many of you likely need to find additional ways to add to your bottom line and continue to grow your business. You can seize one of the easiest ways to do this by becoming a provider of quality service and maintenance for fire alarm systems. READ MORE
July 2011
George Bernard Shaw said, “The problem with communication ... is the illusion that it has been accomplished.” Shaw’s feelings aside, those in the fire alarm system installation business now find themselves knee-deep in new communications systems installations. READ MORE
June 2011
Conducting Proper tests and maintenance helps ensure an installed fire alarm system remains reliable. The new computer-based technology offered today complicates the process as building owners cannot as easily use their ordinary maintenance electricians to keep their fire alarm system in complete operating condition. READ MORE
June 2011
When selling any type of electrical system, including fire and life safety systems, you can get caught up in a sales dilemma: you need the work, but you feel you must reduce your prices to get it. This is partially due to the economy, where your competitors are all chasing after the same projects that you intend to bid. READ MORE
May 2011
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that an employer furnish to each employee a place of employment that is free from recognized hazards that cause or have the potential to cause death or physical harm. READ MORE
April 2011
Electrical contractors are familiar with the cabling installation requirements of NFPA 70 2011, the National Electrical Code (NEC), and some are familiar with the cabling requirements of NFPA 72 2010, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. However, the 2010 edition of NFPA 72 has a new chapter (12) devoted to circuits and pathways. READ MORE
April 2011
As an electrical contractor who installs fire alarm systems regularly, you likely have experienced costly call backs due to system false alarms. You would expect that, with the new technology available, you would never experience these problems. At least, that is what the fire alarm equipment salesman told you. READ MORE
March 2011
Residential fire deaths lead the total number of deaths caused by fire in the United States. According to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), about 85 percent of all U.S. fire deaths in 2009 occurred in homes, and on average, eight people died in U.S. home fires every day. Most victims of fires die from smoke or toxic gases and not from burns. READ MORE
February 2011
As I have mentioned in this column before, upgrades and renovations to existing fire alarm systems are a consistent opportunity for electrical contractors to find work in this economy. READ MORE

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