LA Palma Nursing Center

Fire Safety

Fire Deficiencies
This Nursing home: 11
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 24, 2013 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Walls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
Low
Some
1/13/2014
Properly working alarms on sprinkler valves.
Low
Some
1/13/2014
Smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes.
Low
Few
1/13/2014
Approved construction type or materials.
Low
Few
1/13/2014
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
Low
Few
1/13/2014
Portable fire extinguishers.
Low
Few
1/13/2014
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Low
Few
1/13/2014
Emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
Low
Few
1/13/2014
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Low
Few
1/13/2014
Properly protected cooking facilities.
Very Low
Many
1/13/2014
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
Very Low
Some
1/13/2014

January 15, 2013 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Approved construction type or materials.
Low
Some
1/29/2013
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
Low
Some
1/29/2013
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
Low
Some
1/29/2013
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Low
Few
1/29/2013
A fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility.
Low
Few
1/29/2013

March 01, 2012 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Walls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
Low
Many
4/20/2012
Heating and ventilation systems that have been properly installed according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Low
Many
4/20/2012
Emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
Low
Many
4/20/2012
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Low
Many
4/20/2012
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
Low
Some
4/20/2012
Smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes.
Low
Some
4/20/2012
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
Low
Some
4/20/2012
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Low
Few
4/20/2012
Exits that are accessible at all times.
Low
Few
4/20/2012
Properly protected cooking facilities.
Low
Few
4/20/2012
Proper medical gas storage and administration areas.
Low
Few
4/20/2012
Approved construction type or materials.
Low
Few
4/20/2012
Properly maintained smoke detectors.
Very Low
Many
4/20/2012
An approved automatic sprinkler system connected to the fire alarm system.
Very Low
Many
4/20/2012

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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