Berkshire Center

Fire Safety

Fire Deficiencies
This Nursing home: 5
PA State Average: 5
U.S. Average: 4
PA Deficiencies Range 1–18
Updated April 12, 2014.

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

October 15, 2013 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Approved construction type or materials.
Low
Some
12/2/2013
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
Low
Some
12/2/2013
Protected exits that allow the resident to escape the building.
Low
Some
12/2/2013
Walls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
Low
Some
12/2/2013
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
Very Low
Some
12/2/2013

September 11, 2012 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Posted "no-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or ashtrays provided where smoking was allowed.
Low
Some
10/26/2012

October 27, 2011 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Approved construction type or materials.
Low
Some
11/30/2011
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Low
Some
11/30/2011
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
Low
Some
11/30/2011
Properly installed hallway dispensers for alcohol-based hand rub.
Low
Some
11/30/2011
Properly sized and located linen or trash receptacles.
Low
Some
11/30/2011
Proper stairway enclosures and vertical shafts.
Low
Some
11/30/2011
Signs that state that exit doors are to be kept closed.
Low
Some
11/30/2011

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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