Vernon Care Center

Fire Safety

Fire Deficiencies
This Nursing home: 14
TX State Average: 4
U.S. Average: 4
TX Deficiencies Range 1–16
Updated June 19, 2014.

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

November 07, 2013 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
12/19/2013
Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.
Low
Many
12/19/2013
Signs that state that exit doors are to be kept closed.
Low
Many
12/19/2013
Proper backup exit lighting.
Low
Many
11/19/2013
Exits that are free from obstructions and can be used at all times.
Low
Many
12/19/2013
Exits that are accessible at all times.
Low
Many
12/19/2013
Emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
Low
Many
12/19/2013
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
Low
Many
12/19/2013
An externally vented heating system.
Low
Some
12/19/2013
A fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility.
Low
Some
12/19/2013
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Low
Some
12/19/2013
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
Low
Some
12/19/2013
Properly installed hallway dispensers for alcohol-based hand rub.
Low
Some
12/19/2013
Smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes.
Low
Some
11/19/2013

January 09, 2013 Fire Inspection

Nursing Home Did Not Have: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Portable fire extinguishers.
Low
Few
2/15/2013
Walls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
Low
Few
2/15/2013
A fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility.
Very Low
Many
2/15/2013
Properly protected cooking facilities.
Very Low
Many
2/15/2013
Emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
Very Low
Many
2/15/2013

October 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
Many
11/7/2011
Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
Low
Many
11/7/2011
Smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes.
Low
Some
11/7/2011
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Low
Few
11/7/2011
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Low
Few
11/7/2011

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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