Emergency medical care for all cast & crew.
Specialising in stunt safety, Action & Emergency Pty Ltd offers a tailor-made service to suit each production’s needs.
(+61) 400 663 150
Our paramedics are all actively registered emergency clinicians. Our licensing with Queensland Health allows us to possess and administer a wide range of emergency medications. Our officers range of interventions include:
Inhaled and injectable pain relief
Intravenous (IV) drips and fluid
Intraosseous Access (into bone)
Advanced Airway Management
Allergies & Anaphylaxis
Nausea / Vomiting
Cardiac Conditions / Cardiac Arrest
Bites & Stings
Our paramedics are skilled drivers capable of 4wd, motorbike and racetrack driving, perfect for any vehicle 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.
Fire is an element that can be manipulated but not necessarily controlled. We have provided medical standby for HUMAN TORCH training and understand the processes involved to safely perform this stunt:
– Application of fuel and water gels
– Nomex and burn layers / costume
– Flame extinguishing techniques
Having felt first hand what it is to be set on fire for performance, our stand-by paramedic can immediately recognise any potential risks BEFORE they occur.
In the event of an unexpected 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.
Working at heights
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. Our Specialised Response Units (SRU) are the perfect asset to any stunt team Australia – wide.
Officers provided to assist your water safety team 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.
Our Services & kits
Single or multiple paramedics
Do you need multiple officers across a number of different locations? We can provide a stationary unit or operate in a roaming capacity.
– Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
– 12- Lead Cardiac Monitoring
BASIC LIFE SUPPORT Kit
– Minor Trauma Dressings
– Bites & Stings
– Minor Pain Relief
– BLS Airway Management
C-Cylinder Oxygen / Suction Unit
Adult/ Paediatric – Nebulisers, Hudson Masks,
Non-Rebreathers & Nasal Prongs
– Carry Canvas
– C-Spine Immobilization Soft Collars
– Kendrick Extrication Device
– Scoop Stretcher
Advanced Life Support Kit
– Major Trauma & Wound Care
– Intravenous Cannulation Kit
– Scheduled Medications
– Advanced Airway Management
What To Expect
All patient’s that can be assessed and treated on-set will be suitably managed on location. For instances where patients require urgent transport to hospital, the on-set paramedic will initiate treatment including drug administration and management of any life-threatening conditions.
The paramedic on location will arrange contact with the state emergency Ambulance Service (QAS) to arrange for priority transportation. Your paramedic will hand-over the patient and remain on-set to provide medical coverage throughout the duration of the production, so as not to incur any down time or losses.
No Down-Time or Losses
Paramedics to remain on-set in the event of an emergency, initiating time-critical treatment and administration of pain relief. Clinician to arrange patient transport with state emergency services where necessary, ensuring production can continue with minimal down-time.
Licenced & Insured
Approved by Queensland Health to carry and administer scheduled medications. Our company is appropriately insured with public liability, medical malpractice and professional indemnity insurances.
Availability to suit production
Paramedic availability to suit your productions requirements. Available weekdays, weekends, nights and public holidays.
All officers are approved clinicians on the national paramedical register. Ensuring they remain up-to-date with current clinical practices, are appropriately qualified, experienced and maintain skills to a national standard.
Graded stunt performer
Action & Emergency is owned and operated by a MEAA Graded stunt performer. Providing a unique insight to potential risks involved with a variety of action sequences. Aiming to identify the potential for harm BEFORE paramedic skills are required.
Pricing & Plans
Tailored to suit each productions’ needs. Simply fill out a short questionnaire to obtain an estimate.
Book Paramedic Crew
Let’s pencil in your proposed dates.
We know it can change at the drop of a hat! We’ll be ready when you are.