Film and Event Medical Services - About Us


The Company - was founded in 1999 and is managed and run by it’s founding members, Geoff Bettison and Phil Ress, who have a history of many years experience with the ambulance and rescue services in the Cape Town area, having attended major disasters, events and stand-bys and thus have a thorough understanding of all operational requirements of the Film and Event industry.
We are passionate about supplying, the best in service levels and standards required in the industry.

We are a registered Ambulance Service, with the Western Cape Department of Health, authorizing us to provide Emergency Care and Transportation within the Western Cape and have set the benchmark in the industry, for providing properly qualified and licensed personnel and vehicles, capable of offering a full range of specialised rescue services i.e. diving and aquatic rescue, abseiling, vehicle rescue and extrication.

All our medics - Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Life Support Practitioners - are experienced and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa - and are able to handle all the medical needs of Production Crews and Cast / Sports Organisers and Competitors / Event Organisers and Conference Candidates.

We are compliant with:
The City of Cape Town's Events By-Law 09 December 2010;
The Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act2 of 2010.

We supply Ambulances and Medical Crews to the majority of the major events that take place in the Greater Cape Town Area.

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Founding Members
Cape Epic - Geoff and Phil
Standby Medical Service
Geoff Bettison
Nelson Mandela and Geoff Bettison
Medical Sport Services
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