Winchester House

Fire Safety

Fire Deficiencies
This Nursing home: 20
IL State Average: 7
U.S. Average: 4
IL Deficiencies Range 1–23
Updated June 19, 2014.

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

October 24, 2013 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Exit stairways and towers that are smoke proof.
Low
Many
12/20/2013
Emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
Low
Many
11/19/2013
An approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.
Low
Many
11/19/2013
An adequate water supply for the sprinkler system.
Low
Many
12/20/2013
Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.
Low
Many
12/20/2013
Proper medical gas storage and administration areas.
Low
Some
11/10/2013
Properly protected cooking facilities.
Low
Some
1/2/2014
Properly maintained smoke detectors.
Low
Some
12/20/2013
Exits that are accessible at all times.
Low
Some
12/20/2013
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Low
Some
12/20/2013
Protected exits that allow the resident to escape the building.
Low
Some
12/20/2013
Proper stairway enclosures and vertical shafts.
Low
Some
12/20/2013
Walls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
Low
Some
12/20/2013
Approved construction type or materials.
Low
Some
12/20/2013
A two-hour-resistant firewall separation.
Low
Some
12/20/2013
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Low
Some
12/20/2013
Smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes.
Low
Some
11/19/2013
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
Low
Few
11/10/2013
A written emergency evacuation plan.
Very Low
Many
12/20/2013
Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions.
Very Low
Many
12/20/2013

September 26, 2012 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions.
Low
Many
11/30/2012
An adequate water supply for the sprinkler system.
Low
Many
11/15/2012
An approved back-up procedure for a faulty fire alarm system.
Low
Many
10/31/2012
An automatic smoke detection system in all hallways.
Low
Many
11/30/2012
Approved construction type or materials.
Low
Many
11/30/2012
A two-hour-resistant firewall separation.
Low
Many
11/30/2012
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
Low
Many
10/31/2012
A written emergency evacuation plan.
Low
Many
11/30/2012
Back-up procedures in place for a faulty automatic sprinkler system.
Low
Many
10/31/2012
Emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
Low
Many
11/30/2012
Exits that are accessible at all times.
Low
Many
11/15/2012
Heating and ventilation systems that have been properly installed according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Low
Many
11/30/2012
Properly maintained smoke detectors.
Low
Many
11/30/2012
Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.
Low
Many
11/15/2012
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Low
Some
11/30/2012
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Low
Some
11/30/2012
Properly installed hallway dispensers for alcohol-based hand rub.
Low
Some
11/30/2012
Proper backup exit lighting.
Low
Some
11/15/2012
Portable fire extinguishers.
Low
Some
11/30/2012
Fire resistant interior walls.
Low
Some
11/30/2012
Walls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
Low
Some
11/30/2012
Protected exits that allow the resident to escape the building.
Low
Some
11/30/2012
Proper stairway enclosures and vertical shafts.
Low
Some
11/30/2012
Properly protected cooking facilities.
Low
Some
11/30/2012
Properly located and lighted "exit" signs.
Low
Some
11/30/2012
Restrictions on the use of portable space heaters.
Low
Few
11/30/2012
Posted "no-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or ashtrays provided where smoking was allowed.
Low
Few
10/31/2012
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
Low
Few
11/15/2012
Proper medical gas storage and administration areas.
Low
Few
11/30/2012

November 04, 2011 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Exits that are accessible at all times.
Low
Some
11/25/2011

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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