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 Public Education & Training Courses

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 Heart Association.

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 Program

Heartsaver CPR & AED

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 Support (ACLS)

         $200 per person

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

         $200 per person


About Lee County EMS Public Education

• American Heart Association Curriculum.

• Certified Instructors with up-to-date certifications and renewals biannually.

• 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 33912).


For more information or to schedule a class, please call or email us at:

Terry Marichal: 239-533-3964 or email

Anthony Bonacquisti : 239-533-3902 or email