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Belinda Vierthaler, LMSW, LACHA

Belinda is a Licensed Master Social Worker and licensed Administrator. She has worked as an Administrator in skilled nursing and assisted living communities and served as the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman under the administrations of Governor Parkinson and Governor Brownback. She developed the Administrator-In-Training program and taught the assisted living operators course at Johnson County Community College. Currently, she is the Director of GERTI, the education branch of Evergreen Living Innovations, Inc.

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About this Course

Fire prevention and safety is such an important topic, especially in adult care homes.    All staff must understand their role in order to keep residents and staff safe.  This course will describe the regulations that guide us, what to look for, and how to respond. 

  • Describe the State Fire Marshal’s role
  • Cite the regulation that discusses fire safety
  • Identify causes of fires
  • Discuss equipment to use in case of a fire