Western Hills Health Care Center

Fire Safety

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

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

October 29, 2013 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Exits that are accessible at all times.
Low
Many
12/26/2013
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
Low
Some
12/26/2013
Exits that are free from obstructions and can be used at all times.
Low
Some
12/26/2013
Smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes.
Low
Some
12/26/2013
Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions.
Low
Some
12/26/2013
Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.
Low
Few
12/26/2013
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Low
Few
12/26/2013
Fire resistant interior walls.
Low
Few
12/26/2013
Proper stairway enclosures and vertical shafts.
Low
Few
12/26/2013
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
Low
Few
12/26/2013
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Low
Few
12/26/2013
Corridors that are separated from use areas by walls constructed to limit the passage of smoke.
Low
Few
12/26/2013

August 28, 2012 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Restrictions on the use of flammable curtains.
Low
Many
9/20/2012
Exits that are free from obstructions and can be used at all times.
Low
Many
9/20/2012
Walls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
Low
Many
9/20/2012
Proper fire barriers, ventilation and signs for the transfilling of oxygen.
Low
Some
9/20/2012
Emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
Low
Some
9/20/2012
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
Low
Some
9/20/2012
Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions.
Low
Few
9/20/2012
A fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility.
Low
Few
9/20/2012
An approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.
Low
Few
9/20/2012
A properly installed and maintained dumbwaiter or escalator.
Low
Few
9/20/2012
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
Low
Few
9/20/2012
A written emergency evacuation plan.
Low
Few
9/20/2012
Properly protected cooking facilities.
Low
Few
9/20/2012
Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.
Low
Few
9/20/2012

July 26, 2011 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
An approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.
Low
Many
8/10/2011
Smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes.
Low
Few
9/4/2011
Other fire safety features required by fire safety codes.
Low
Few
9/4/2011
Exits that are accessible at all times.
Low
Few
9/4/2011
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Low
Few
9/4/2011
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
Low
Few
9/4/2011

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 June 19, 2014.


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