Lee County Emergency Medical Services reports that on Aug.4 staff received notification of a customer data breach related to a previous third-party vendor responsible for ambulance billing services.

Lee County EMS conducted business with a company called Intermedix Corporation for nearly 15 years, ending its vendor contract in September 2014. Intermedix hired a law firm called Smith, Gambrell & Russell (SGR); the firm had the data when the breach occurred. Impacted individuals should receive a letter in the mail within the next 14 to 21 days.

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The Division of Emergency Medical Services, known as Lee County EMS (LCEMS), is a third-service, county-based emergency medical services provider licensed by the Florida Department of Health. The division employs emergency medical technicians and paramedics, as well as field supervisors and administrative staff.

In FY 2013/2014, the division responded to more than 75,000 emergency incidents with more than 86,500 responses. These responses were answered from 36 EMS stations (facility map) spread across the division's six geographic districts.​

The EMS Division consists of three primary components:

The Office of EMS Operations

It is responsible for the oversight of the division's service delivery, including emergency readiness, management of resources and equipment, and staffing. EMS Operations also evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of the division's response to emergency incidents.

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The Office of EMS Training and Staff Development

It is responsible for the development of new staff members and ongoing training of our existing team members. This includes the division's Field Training Program and CPR Training in the community. 

The Office of the Medical Director

It is responsible for providing a single hub for the development of clinical medicine and interactions within the continuum of care. This includes the division's clinical leadership and oversight, the Lee County Common Treatment Guidelines, provider credentialing/re-credentialing, the Patient Safety Organization, clinical quality management and patient outcome tracking, new product research and development, physician relationships, and regulatory compliance.

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Lee County Emergency Medical Services
2000 Main Street
Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Main: 239-533-3911
Fax: 239-485-2626
Non-Emergency Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In case of emergency - Dial 9-1-1