EMS/HIPAA Information

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 

We take a very proactive role in EMS response. At a minimum, each operational member of the department is licensed by the State of Kansas as an Emergency Medical Technician. To qualify as a Lenexa Fire Medic, our firefighters must be licensed as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician or Mobile Intensive Care Technician (Paramedic).  

We respond to all EMS calls in the city in a first response model up to the Advanced Life Support level. At a minimum, every medical call will receive a squad rescue unit or a fire apparatus, depending on what is currently closest to the call location. The county-wide ambulance service, Johnson County Med-Act, is then used as the transport agency if hospitalization is required. We also maintain a current ambulance license and house an ambulance at Fire Station #3 for special situations. 


Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Compliance (HIPAA) 

We are fully compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, more commonly known as HIPAA. This act is designed to take all reasonable precautions to protect the privacy and identity of patients from those without a valid need for that information.  
 
For more information on the privacy policy, to request a copy of the policy or to request a protected record, contact our privacy officer:  

Division Chief Travis Vaughn 
City of Lenexa Fire Department 
9620 Pflumm 
Lenexa, KS 66215 
Phone: 913.888.6380 
Fax: 913.888.2143