‘Emergency!’ stars look to film paramedics documentary in La.
Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe intend to film half a dozen EMS crews in the U.S.
By Leila Merrill
BATON ROUGE — Two stars of the 1970s TV show “Emergency!” are looking to send film crews to document the day-to-day work and lives of East Baton Rouge Emergency Medical Service employees, the Advocate reported Wednesday.
Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe are producing a documentary called “Into the Unknown: The Paramedics’ Journey.” They intend to film half a dozen crews in the U.S. and increase public awareness of what paramedics do.
A public meeting about a possible license agreement between the city-parish and a production company is scheduled for Feb. 23.
The agreement would give film crews permission to “observe, record and document the public safety activities” of the EMS agency.
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