Avalon Care Center-Chowchilla, LLC

Fire Safety

Fire Deficiencies
This Nursing home: 6
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.

December 12, 2013 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Properly maintained smoke detectors.
Low
Many
1/7/2014
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
Low
Some
1/7/2014
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
Low
Some
1/7/2014
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Low
Few
1/7/2014
Smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes.
Low
Few
1/7/2014
Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions.
Very Low
Many
1/7/2014

October 18, 2012 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Signs that state that exit doors are to be kept closed.
Low
Some
11/5/2012
Approved construction type or materials.
Low
Some
11/5/2012
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Low
Few
11/5/2012
Smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes.
Low
Few
11/5/2012

October 12, 2011 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.
Low
Some
11/29/2011
An approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.
Low
Some
11/29/2011
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
Low
Some
12/23/2011
Properly working alarms on sprinkler valves.
Low
Some
11/29/2011
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Low
Few
11/29/2011

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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