Urbandale Health Care Center

Fire Safety

Fire Deficiencies
This Nursing home: 7
IA State Average: 4
U.S. Average: 4
IA Deficiencies Range 1–14
Updated April 12, 2014.

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

May 15, 2013 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Approved construction type or materials.
Low
Some
6/15/2013
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Low
Some
6/15/2013
Other fire safety features required by fire safety codes.
Low
Some
6/15/2013
Exits that are accessible at all times.
Low
Some
6/15/2013
Walls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
Low
Some
6/15/2013
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Low
Some
6/15/2013
A two-hour-resistant firewall separation.
Low
Some
6/15/2013

April 27, 2012 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Low
Some
5/27/2012
Emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
Low
Some
5/27/2012
Smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes.
Low
Some
5/27/2012
Corridors that are separated from use areas by walls constructed to limit the passage of smoke.
Low
Few
5/27/2012
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
Low
Few
5/27/2012

October 24, 2011 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes.
Low
Many
11/24/2011
An approved back-up procedure for a faulty fire alarm system.
Low
Many
11/24/2011
A written emergency evacuation plan.
Low
Many
11/24/2011
Back-up procedures in place for a faulty automatic sprinkler system.
Low
Many
11/24/2011
Exits that are accessible at all times.
Low
Many
10/24/2011
Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions.
Low
Many
11/24/2011
Restrictions on the use of highly flammable decorations.
Low
Many
10/24/2011
A fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility.
Low
Many
11/24/2011
Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.
Low
Many
11/24/2011
Walls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
Low
Some
11/24/2011
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Low
Some
11/24/2011
Corridors that are separated from use areas by walls constructed to limit the passage of smoke.
Low
Some
11/24/2011
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Low
Some
11/24/2011
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
Low
Some
11/24/2011
Portable fire extinguishers.
Low
Some
11/24/2011
Other fire safety features required by fire safety codes.
Low
Some
10/24/2011
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
Low
Few
10/24/2011
Posted "no-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or ashtrays provided where smoking was allowed.
Low
Few
11/24/2011
An approved automatic sprinkler system connected to the fire alarm system.
Low
Few
11/24/2011

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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