'9-1-1: Lone Star': Austin-Travis County EMS not happy with Liv Tyler's paramedic
We already knew that Austin's firefighters were none too pleased with “9-1-1: Lone Star,” the Fox emergency drama set in a jaw-droppingly fictionalized version of the Texas capital. Now, Austin-Travis County EMS is coming for the show, too.
The Office of the Medical Director on Wednesday posted a little joke to its Facebook page, and it‘s bad news for show star Liv Tyler. According to the post, her character, paramedic Michelle Blake, is in hot water with the real-life version of her employer.
“Effective immediately, the credentials of EMS Captain, Michelle Blake, have been suspended pending case review(s) by the Office of the Medical Director,” the post reads. It goes on to list allegations against Blake: “Performing a skill outside of her scope of practice: chest tube insertion with suction tubing on a picnic table”; “Performing a skill outside the scope of practice: Foley catheter insertion, in a bar“; and “Failure to report and failure to submit documentation: awake intubation of a pediatric patient (off duty).”
All the allegations refer to procedures that Tyler‘s character has performed on “9-1-1: Lone Star.”
Of course, we already knew our local EMS didn‘t care too much for the show, according to Twitter a few days ago.
YOU ARE ALL NEITHER CREDENTIALED NOR AUTHORIZED TO DO ANYTHING YOU SEE ON 911: LONESTAR. ANYTHING. THAT IS ALL.— ATCEMS OMD (@ATCEMSOMD) January 22, 2020
Tough luck for Michelle Blake, but the actress playing her will probably be fine. She’s got that “Lord of the Rings” money.