Offering a tailor made service to suit each individual production’s needs, Action & Emergency’s range of services for the film and television industry include: Basic unit stand-by medics, Advanced Life Support paramedics or Specialised Rescue crews (heights, fire, vehicles and water rescue).
Not only do our paramedics have years of on-road experience in front-line emergency care, they also come fully equipped with a unique set of skills and qualifications including, but not limited to:
– IRATA certification / Rescue from Heights / Rigging Tickets
– Breathing Apparatus and Confined Space Rescue
– Advanced Driving & Priority Response Driving
– Motorbike / Boat / Jet- ski Licences
– Aeromedical Retrieval and Rescue Winching (fixed and rotary wing)
– HUET Helicopter Underwater Escape Training
– Bronze Medallion/ SCUBA / Water Safety
– Fire Safety
All paramedics are registered with AHPRA, ensuring maintenance of up-to- date skills and appropriate accreditation. Action & Emergency Pty Ltd is approved by Queensland Health to carry and administer scheduled medications (up to and including Morphine). Our company is appropriately insured with public liability, medical malpractice and professional indemnity insurances.
At action & Emergency we pride ourselves on providing only the highest standard of trained professionals from backgrounds within a state emergency service to ensure the safety of your teams when providing medical care.
Our managing director is a graded stunt performer herself, giving her an invaluable insight into the intricacies of performance to camera. This is advantageous from a safety/medical perspective as it means she is acutely aware of potential risks involved in any action being performed. Our crews, therefore, specialise in working alongside stunt co-ordinators and safety teams to ensure the highest level of treatment is available in the unlikely event of an on- set emergency.
Working at Height safety
With some of our team coming from an aeromedical background, our crews have years of valuable experience with rescue from heights, including winch operations from helicopters. Their vast paramedical exposure within State Emergency Services ensures reliable, time -tested practices in operating effectively at height, where safety is of utmost importance. Paramedics provided hold current IRATA qualifications and/or valid rigging tickets, making our Specialised Response Units (SRU) the perfect asset to any stunt team Australia – wide.
Our paramedics are skilled drivers capable of 4wd, motorbike and racetrack driving, perfect for any stunt chase scenes requiring a medical vehicle to follow behind performers and crew. Crews provided have obtained (at a minimum) their advanced driving certificates and have spent years driving under priority lights and sirens through unpredictable metropolitan traffic. In the unlikely event of a vehicle emergency on set, our crews are highly trained in the extrication of patients from motor vehicle accidents and work well alongside fire crews and other emergency services.
Officers provided for water safety are all adept swimmers and are required to maintain a good level of physicality. Our crews have an array of water- based qualifications and skills including Bronze Medallion, SCUBA, Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET), Rescue crewman qualifications as well as Boat and Jet Ski licencing. We can provide a single officer to assist your stunt team in water safety and rescue procedures.
At Action & Emergency we understand that fire is an element that can be manipulated but not necessarily controlled. We have provided medical standby for human torch training and understand the process involved in application of fuel and water gels as well as Nomex and burn layers and extinguishing flame effectively. We have felt first hand what it is to be set on fire, training in stunt burns courses ourselves. In the event of an emergency our officers have the knowledge and experience to manage anything from minor scalds to full thickness and airway burns. We will provide the best available care in the pre- hospital setting in line with current state ambulance practices.
Contact us for a quote today for your next production.