LAFD Discusses the Possible Breach of Protected Information

Thursday, November 29, 2012 |

LOS ANGELES - At 9:00 am today, the Los Angeles Fire Department discussed the possible breach of protected information at LAFD's Fire Commission Board Room.

We hope the following detailed information provides a better understanding, along with some peace of mind to those concerned... 

On October 1, 2012, a provider of technology based services to the City of Los Angeles and its Advanced Data Processing Inc. (ADPI) West and Intermedix Technologies subsidiaries of ADPI, learned that individual account information from the Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance billing system was illegally accessed. ADPI assisted authorities in the identification of the employee who admitted to the crime. 

The LAFD learned of this information on October 12, 2012. Pursuant to federal law, LAFD sent notification letters to the individuals whose information was disclosed without authorization. ADPI has sent letters by first class mail to the affected individuals and has posted a notice on its website with links to information regarding the incident and resources to aid affected individuals.

ADPI has reassured the LAFD that they have reinforced the importance of the security and confidentiality of sensitive personal data with all of their employees.

Please note, Intermedix has retained ID Experts and has activated telephone lines and a website to provide information to aid affected patients. Those with additional questions or concerns can call 1-877-264-9622, Monday through Friday from 9 am – 9 pm Eastern time or visit:

Submitted by Erik Scott, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department


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