When should you hire a Set Medic?
I've worked in a bunch of jobs as a medic, and I even have a crew so I take it upon myself to be prepared for just about any job.
Here are some basic job examples that I can suggest you should consider a back up medic for.
1.) All Jobs
2.) If you have a large call (lots of cast and crew)
3.) Fight Scenes.
4.) Survival Shows
5.) High Risk Stunts
6.) And much more.
Generally non-union sets like to let their budgets decide the level of set medic they have. That in itself is a rookie mistake.
You should make sure to ask the right questions.
When you interview ask for:
Proof of certifications.
If they have experience working as a medic in productions.
Do they have a kit?
Do they have an incident report?
Once you hire your Medic, make sure he/she gets a radio!