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Chain of Survival

Lee County EMS, in cooperation with some of the local fire districts, the American Heart Association (AHA), local hospitals and other local health care providers, is working to strengthen the Chain of Survival within our community. The Chain of Survival is used by the American Heart Association to describe the key elements of the Emergency Cardiovascular Care program. The chain starts with early recognition of medical emergencies. 

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Public Education Courses

Lee County EMS offers the AHA 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 needed 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 emergency medical technicians, and each of our instructors has been trained and certified by the AHA.

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HeartSaver First Aid

  • Target Audience: Instruction designed for the lay rescuer
  • Topics Covered: 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).
  • Cost: $45 per person; participants receive a card certifying completion of the AHA HeartSaver First Aid Program.

Heartsaver CPR and AED

  • Target Audience: Instruction designed for the lay rescuer
  • Topics Covered: CPR, automated external defibrillation, barrier devices, and first aid for choking. It teaches how to recognize the signs of four major emergencies: heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest, and foreign-body airway obstruction.
  • Cost: $35 per person; participants receive a card certifying completion of the AHA HeartSaver AED Program.

Heartsaver​ CPR, AED, and First Aid

  • Topics Covered: Course combines the CPR, AED and First Aid curriculums in to one session.
  • Cost: $50 per person; participants receive a card certifying completion of the AHA HeartSaver CPR, AED, and First Aid Program.

Health Care Provider Education Classes

Our training center also offers a number of education classes for health care providers:

  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers: $50 per person
  • Initial Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS): $225 per person
  • Initial Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS): $225 per person
  • Renewal Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS): $175 per person
  • Renewal Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS): $175 per person

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