Colorado State Veterans Home at Fitzsimons

Fire Safety

Fire Deficiencies
This Nursing home: 8
CO State Average: 7
U.S. Average: 4
CO Deficiencies Range 1–19
Updated April 12, 2014.

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

May 03, 2013 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Exits that are free from obstructions and can be used at all times.
Low
Many
6/19/2013
Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions.
Low
Many
6/19/2013
Walls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
Low
Some
6/30/2013
Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.
Low
Few
6/30/2013
An approved automatic sprinkler system connected to the fire alarm system.
Low
Few
7/31/2013
An approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.
Low
Few
6/30/2013
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
Low
Few
5/31/2013
Properly protected cooking facilities.
Low
Few
5/3/2013

March 29, 2012 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Properly maintained smoke detectors.
Low
Many
6/15/2012
Emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
Low
Many
6/29/2012
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Low
Few
6/26/2012
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
Low
Few
6/15/2012

March 17, 2011 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Exits that are accessible at all times.
Low
Many
5/4/2011
Walls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
Low
Few
5/4/2011
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Low
Few
5/4/2011
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
Low
Few
5/4/2011
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Low
Few
5/4/2011
Emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
Low
Few
5/4/2011
Heating and ventilation systems that have been properly installed according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Low
Few
5/4/2011
Posted "no-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or ashtrays provided where smoking was allowed.
Low
Few
5/4/2011
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
Low
Few
5/4/2011
Properly protected cooking facilities.
Low
Few
5/4/2011
Properly working alarms on sprinkler valves.
Low
Few
5/4/2011
Proper medical gas storage and administration areas.
Low
Few
5/4/2011
Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions.
Low
Few
5/4/2011
Restrictions on the use of flammable curtains.
Low
Few
5/4/2011
A fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility.
Low
Few
5/4/2011

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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