Film & Television Medical Support
EMS Event Medical is a unique specialist company founded in 1990 and based in South West Sydney. We are not a private ambulance company or a first aid organisation – we are Event Medical specialists which includes Film & TV, TV commercial and music production credits and 3 decades of experience.
We are flattered by the number of companies that try to imitate us but, at the end of the day, whether its unit nurses or set medics for everyday filming, specialist advice and provision for those ‘weird and wonderful’ shoots and locations or specialist paramedic cover for high risk stunt scenes... experience delivering film medical services is everything.
EMS has supplied paramedics, nurses, EMTs and Medical Support to
Endemol Shine Australia Film Sets - Ultimate Tag & Australian Ninja Warrior, Leilani Films, X Factor, Sunrise, The If Awards, The ASTRA TV Awards, YouTube Brand Cast – Elton John, YouTube Brand Cast – Mitsubishi, Foxtel Launch, Fanta & Coke No Sugar Launch, Zimmerman Collection Release Shoot, Mad Max Circular Quay, Hacksaw Ridge – Mel Gibson, Bleeding Steel – Jackie Chan, Here Come the Habib’s, Playmaker MW SPV Films, Redbull Under My Wiiings Project, Redbull Zero Relaunch Shoot, Havas BLVD Films, World Record Dance Event – Paul Mercurio, Audi The Search Film Shoot, ABC Catalyst Film Shoot, Children of the Corn Film Shoot, Mark Edwards Agency Stunt Shoot, Nickelodeon TV, Disney Australia, Toyota TV Ad Film Shoot, Vodafone Classic Catch – Sydney & Adelaide, plus more.
EMS Event Medical specialises in providing qualified set medics for daily bookings or long-term attachment to film units.
Our medics are typically qualified PAR's, experienced registered paramedics - all with "front line" experience in the events and entertainment industry and plenty of experience in film and TV work.
Our set medics will always be equipped to deal quickly and effectively with both serious accidents, and minor injuries, illnesses and ailments on set.
Working with EMS Event Medical means you can guarantee your medical crew are qualified, equipped and fully insured. We are regulated by and inspected by the Australian Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and they independently verify that our recruitment processes, staff training and inductions and background checks meet the same high standards of NSW Health.
Once on board – we can also help you with additional cover for second units, pre-rigs, strikes, stunts etc. and in the unlikely event of our nurse being unwell, we can normally arrange a replacement on the same day.
Despite these advantages, we offer highly competitive daily rates with no hidden extras.
Unit/Set Paramedics and Ambulances
Fully Equipped Set Ambulances
The gold standard of medical safety - having a fully equipped emergency ambulance on standby allows any casualty to receive expert treatment on set in the event of an accident and, if required placed in an airconditioned or heated environment whilst waiting for transport to hospital by the state ambulance service.
EMS Event Medical Ambulances are modern, purpose-built vehicles fully equipped to current Health and ambulance standards.
All vehicles carry full advanced life support equipment, and emergency drugs, and our EMS crews are highly experienced qualified staff.
EMS Ambulances provide a visible medical point on large shoots or locations and, as ever, carry the normal ‘unit’ kits for everyday injuries and ailments.
EMS Event Medical Services is fully registered with AHPRA and is regulated by NSW Health and the TGA to provide private ambulance services in NSW and ACT.
Paramedic Support Units
Paramedics can be provided with full Advanced Life Support equipment and drugs in single manned support units.
These specialist vehicles are car based or ALL Wheel Drive.
A more compact and economical option than a full ambulance crew - however single manned paramedic vehicles cannot go off road and the EMS Ambulances cannot transport seriously injured patients to hospital.
All Paramedics are registered with AHPRA.
Advanced Paramedic Practitioners
Specialist Health Care Professionals - Advanced Paramedics (sometimes called Critical Care Paramedics) have undertaken additional training in caring for the most acutely injured patients.
EMS Event Medical has a number of CCP's who can be provided for high risk or high-profile stunts or for filming in locations where hospitals and conventional medical services are remote or inaccessible.
Film & TV Stunt Medical Cover
When you have a stunt team performing high risk, high speed or high-level sequences you can’t afford to take any chances with their safety.
Unfortunately, the film industry is plagued with self-styled "film stunt medics" and providers who concentrate on "looking the part" whilst falling well short of acceptable standards or who are operating illegally without registration.
EMS Event Medical has over 30 years of experience in covering events including stunts and, in that time, there is not a lot we have not seen and done.
In addition to properly equipped, well maintained modern ambulances and experienced paramedics, we can provide advanced paramedic practitioners, we have associations with specialist casualty access teams, water rescue teams, remote medics, and air ambulance support with pilots and medics experienced in air ambulance operations.
These are not hypothetical services we could put together if the demand arises - they are services we have actually delivered for film & TV companies in NSW and interstate.
If, however, we feel you need skills or services we don't have, this is exactly what we will tell you. We may put you in touch with a trusted 3rd party provider - but we won’t accept any compromises with your safety or our reputation by telling you we are experts in anything we are not.
Don't be fooled by medics who "talk a good job". In the unlikely event that a stunt goes wrong there is absolutely no substitute for experience.