Alderson Convalescent Hospital

Fire Safety

Fire Deficiencies
This Nursing home: 14
CA State Average: 5
U.S. Average: 4
CA Deficiencies Range 1–20
Updated April 12, 2014.

How well this home met National Fire Protection Agency standards in the most recent inspection.

February 05, 2013 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Low
Some
2/22/2013
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
Low
Some
2/22/2013
Smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes.
Low
Some
2/22/2013
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Low
Few
2/22/2013
Signs that state that exit doors are to be kept closed.
Low
Few
2/22/2013
Portable fire extinguishers.
Low
Few
2/22/2013
Exits that are free from obstructions and can be used at all times.
Low
Few
2/22/2013
Corridors that are separated from use areas by walls constructed to limit the passage of smoke.
Low
Few
2/22/2013
Approved construction type or materials.
Low
Few
2/22/2013
A fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility.
Low
Few
2/22/2013
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
Low
Few
2/22/2013
Posted "no-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or ashtrays provided where smoking was allowed.
Low
Few
2/22/2013
Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions.
Very Low
Many
2/22/2013
Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.
Very Low
Many
2/22/2013

January 11, 2012 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
An externally vented heating system.
Low
Some
2/24/2012
Posted "no-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or ashtrays provided where smoking was allowed.
Low
Some
2/24/2012
Properly located and lighted "exit" signs.
Low
Some
2/24/2012
Exits that are free from obstructions and can be used at all times.
Low
Few
2/24/2012
A fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility.
Low
Few
2/24/2012
Approved construction type or materials.
Low
Few
2/24/2012
Portable fire extinguishers.
Low
Few
2/24/2012
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
Low
Few
2/24/2012

October 26, 2010 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Approved construction type or materials.
Low
Some
12/17/2010
Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.
Low
Some
12/17/2010
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Low
Some
12/17/2010
Exits that are accessible at all times.
Low
Some
12/17/2010
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Low
Some
12/17/2010
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
Low
Some
12/17/2010
Signs that state that exit doors are to be kept closed.
Low
Some
12/17/2010
Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions.
Low
Some
12/17/2010
Protected exits that allow the resident to escape the building.
Low
Some
12/17/2010
Posted "no-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or ashtrays provided where smoking was allowed.
Low
Some
12/17/2010
Portable fire extinguishers.
Low
Some
12/17/2010
Exits that are free from obstructions and can be used at all times.
Low
Some
12/17/2010
Smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes.
Low
Few
12/17/2010
A written emergency evacuation plan.
Low
Few
12/17/2010
Properly protected cooking facilities.
Low
Few
12/17/2010

Note: Because of differences in calculation, all data may not match those shown on Nursing Home Compare, a website run by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS has approved the U.S. News methodology.

Last updated April 12, 2014.


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