We have been watching a few of the episodes of Emergency, the old TV series. What a hoot. Its pretty funny to watch with all of the clothes,hair, vehicles and old medical equipment. I complain about carrying the stuff we do now, then I see them carry supplies in boxes made from plywood! Our equipment today is smaller and lighter, especially the cardiac monitor.
...and no we don't carry a giant orange radio phone to call the hospital. We use a cell phone. and for most of the advanced treatments we work off of protocols and rarely call and ask the MD permission to do something. Funny to see your profession on TV.