“You take the blue pill – the story ends … You take the red pill and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”
We carry both pills in our medical kits.
We are a collection of like-minded EMT, Paramedics and other “EMS Professionals” (Emergency Medical Service) who love to serve.
Our service is designed to provide producers of TV, Film and Events with a turn-key medical service at the same cost of a standard set or event medic.
But we provide much more than just the medics. We also provide the medical equipment and supplies; the necessary insurance and medical director; And we have the infrastructure to deliver!
In addition, our goal is to do provide a qualified medic in close proximity to your next filming location; no matter where your location is. Although this can not be guaranteed, we have had great success with many traveling productions and events providing just that.
Other times the right medic is as close as your closest major city. (See the map below for an estimation of current resources.)
When it comes to our highly specialized advanced medics. This class of medic usually needs transportation and lodging. So book early!
HOW IT WORKS
When a producer requests an EMS professional we search our vast database. Our database was built from the ground up to find the closest and best qualified medic for your location.
We provide everything you need!
- The Medical Professional/s
- Insurance: Workers Comp and Medical Malpractice
- Necessary Kits
- Advance Life Support
- Medical Control
- Even Ambulances and other rescue apparatus
Once the medics are secured we provide you with the contact information.
We pay the medics and invoice your production company with copies of the medic’s daily reports.
ABOUT OUR MEDICS
We use the term medic in the film industry for simplicity but the correct terms are EMT and Paramedic.
Each “Medic” has, at a minimum, their EMT certificate. Lifeguards, security and other non-medical personnel are certified as required by law.
Every medic in our database personally joined our service. Most currently work in the EMS system. We have personnel in every major city and countless small towns across America. With more joining daily.
Each medic has earned their EMT, Paramedic or higher certification in their state or National Registry. This includes several months or years of education, countless hours of clinical rotations, background checks and ultimately state and/or national approval.
Our medics come from every social political background, military and public sectors, every lifestyle, race, religion and gender; Under one banner, the National Set Medic banner.
Meet The Management Team
National Set Medics has contracted with so many talented medics that it is impossible to list them all here. These include EMT’s and critical care medics, Fire Chiefs and doctors. However, there are a few key people deserving of recognition. National Set Medics would like to highlight their exceptional talents and dedication over the years to help build National Set Medics into the powerhouse it is today.
Dan Schlund, Paramedic
Founder & CEO
Dan White, Paramedic
Coordinator, Houston Division
Elizabeth Hammons CCP-C
Director, Reality Medic™ Division
Ryan Perry, EMT
Coordinator, Southern California Division
Tammy Wheeler, EMT
Coordinator, San Antonio Division
Kevin Baldwin, Paramedic
Coordinator, OCR and Special Events Division
Robert Garza, EMT
Coordinator, Central Florida
A Little History and Philosophy
- If we treat our medics well, they will, in turn, treat your cast, crew and event participants well!
- Drama on the set is only for the cast, not crew!
- Be professional and provide excellent patient care!
- Proverbs 17:22
- Don’t bring stress to an already stressful situation
- Tough times don’t last, Tough people do. –Zig Zigler
- Three-fingered Bob taught me everything I needed to know about pyrotechnics; i.e. Those with scars (mental and physical) often have the best advice!
- Don’t be “that guy”!
IN THE BEGINNING
National Set Medics began as Texas Set Medics in 2012. Initially, it was Dan providing EMS services to some Texas productions while hiring his medical friends to cover on the days he worked.
But, after a few years we found the same producers were suggesting us to other productions; some that were out of state.
Before we knew it, we had so many productions outside of Texas, we had to change the name!
Today, National Set Medics has registered medics in every state and every major city!
We book and provide medical personnel to countless TV, Reality Shows, Commercials, Special Events and marathons throughout the United States. And by doing so, we provide hundreds of EMT’s and Paramedics fun and exciting opportunities to do something new and make extra money doing what they love. We are the go-to company for reality shows and special events!!!
As time went on we found ourselves doing a few more remote and dangerous productions. For these more difficult events we created a new division of highly specialized remote medics. We call this our Reality Medics™ Division.
ABOUT THE OWNER
Dan Schlund, owner of National Set Medics, is a paramedic, SAG Stuntman, Licensed Pyrotechnician and retired Jet Pack pilot.
Dan received his California EMT certification in 1991. It was the last year in which your were given your certificate directly from class.
He worked on an ambulance in the Los Angeles basin running inter-facility and 911 emergency calls for several years.
Dan left the ambulance and had great success as a set medic (Pictured above) before switching gears to stunt work.
Dan took a break from the EMS field to pursue a stunt career.
Dan’s stunt accomplishments include producing and coordinating a live action stunt show in Taiwan’s largest amusement park. Then performed in live action stunt show in Europe, the USA and Asia. Plus various SAG stunt gigs for Walker Texas Ranger, The Good Guys and various movies.
During his travels Dan continued to keep his EMT certification up to date and used his skills frequently while abroad.
His combined talents led him to being accepted as one of two professional jet pack pilots. Best known as the “Rocketman”. More people walked on the moon than flew a jet pack professionally.
As Rocketman, Dan produced and performed in some of the largest events taking him to 33 countries, and on every continent -except Antarctica.
Dan married in 2007. In 2010 the two had a son named Danny. After having Danny, Dan decided to start transitioning careers to something a bit safer; A Paramedic. Dan felt a calling to go back to his EMS roots.
For a while Dan worked for CareFlite in Dallas, TX. He was a volunteer Firefighter/EMT for Celina, TX but he continued to do a few Rocketman flights and began reaching out to productions with his Set Medic experience.
In 2013, Dan had a serious jet pack crash. It was then he decided to retire from flying the Jet Pack. He had already lived the dream for 10+ years and saw no upside for continuing that level of risk.
Worst, he was off the ambulance while he healed and eventually fell off the books because he was off so long.
Once healed, Dan contemplated going back to CareFlite, or elsewhere, but by that time Texas Set Medics was taking off and hasn’t slowed down since.
Today, National Set Medics books hundreds of productions and medics every year. National Set Medics has become the go-to company for regular and high-risk productions nationwide.
Just think, it might not have happened if he didn’t crash his jet pack…
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Did You Know?
- Every photo and video on this website was taken on a National Set Medic production. (except the funny header quotes)
- We hire anyone with a professional attitude and good patient care!
- The king cobra has enough venom to kill an elephant.