Lee County Emergency Medical Services, in cooperation with local
fire districts, the American Heart Association, local hospitals, and other
local health care providers, are working to strengthen the Chain of Survival
within our communities, organizations, and businesses. The Chain of Survival is
a metaphor used by the American Heart Association to describe the key elements
of the Emergency Cardiovascular Care program.
These Chains all start with early recognition of medical emergencies.
Lee County EMS offers the American Heart Association's HeartSaver AED and HeartSaver
First Aid public education courses. These courses are offered at least once per
month, with the ability to add more classes as need based upon community
demand. Small and large groups can be
accommodated at various locations throughout the county. These classes are taught by our
Florida-certified Paramedics and EMTs.
Each of our instructors has been trained and certified by the American
One of the core services of LCEMS is to provide up-to-date
information to the residents and visitors of Lee County, so they may be aware
of their EMS system and have access to information and education to enhance
their daily living. In line with our
mission, these public education courses strive to provide the highest quality
instructions through the use of the best technology for the residents and
visitors of Lee County.
The calendar of classes can be found on-line in our documents section.
Heartsaver First Aid
The Heartsaver First Aid instruction is designed for the lay
rescuer and covers how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes
until professional help arrives. The course includes the three required modules
(General Principles, Medical Emergencies, and Injury Emergencies) and three
optional modules (CPR, AED, and Environmental Emergencies).
• $45 per person
• Card for American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid
Heartsaver CPR &
The Heartsaver AED instruction is designed for the lay
rescuer and covers information about CPR, automated external defibrillation,
barrier devices, and first aid for choking. It teaches how to recognize the
signs of 4 major emergencies: heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest, and
foreign-body airway obstruction.
• $35 per person
• Card for American Heart Association Heartsaver AED Program
Heartsaver CPR, AED,
and First Aid
$50 per person
Combines both Heartsaver classes
Health Care Provider
Education Classes also Available:
Basic Life Support
for Healthcare Providers
$25 per person
Advanced Cardiac Life
$200 per person
Life Support (PALS)
$200 per person
About Lee County EMS Public Education
• American Heart Association Curriculum.
• Certified Instructors with up-to-date certifications and
• Certified Paramedics and EMT’s whose skills are tested on
a regular basis in real-life situations.
• Low Student to Instructor ratios maintained.
• On-Site instruction is available. When requested,
instructor(s) will travel to a designated location and bring all the necessary
equipment (except electricity) to conduct the course. Our site instruction is
conducted at our designated training center at 2675 Ortiz Ave Ft. Myers, FL
33905. Alternative County facilities are
available for your convenience.
• It is recommended that courses be pre-paid in advance.
This will allow EMS to reserve the necessary human and physical resources to
conduct the class.
• Checks and money orders should be made to the
"BOCC" or "Board of County Commissioners" and sent to Lee
County EMS, Attn: AHA Desk, P.O. Box 398, Ft. Myers, FL 33902; or they can be
brought the day of the class.
• AHA recommends purchasing textbooks prior to taking the
course for study and familiarization purposes.
If you do not wish to purchase a book, LCEMS has them to be checked out
at our Six Mile Cypress location (14752 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Ft. Myers, FL
For more information or to schedule a class, please call or
email us at:
Terry Marichal: 239-533-3964 or email AHA@leegov.com
Anthony Bonacquisti : 239-533-3902
or email AHA@leegov.com