Here we see medica wheeling off patient #1. This is the nurse in the photo above. From here, she is taken by ambulance over to Marion Square.
What we can't see (but we're coordinating by radio) is the fact that Charleston police had shut down a 9 block radius around the filming activities. The Charleston fire department was conducting what's known as a "FOD" or Flying Obstacle Debris walkdown of the landing site, and the helicopter is enroute.
A fun factoid about the helicopter: it was supposed to be filmed as part of the movie - and it was!, but not until they found the right road. The first time they flew over, they flew down the wrong road. Our film crews couldn't capture the fly over. They guys in the command post with me had to coordinate a second fly over so it could be captured on film.
The scene you see in the film where the helicopter flew over didn't actually happen in take 1.
It should also be noted that a helicopter isn't cheap to fly. It cost an average of $700 (at the time) every time that helicopter left the ground. A huge thank you to the folks at the Medical University of South Carolina for donating that helicopter and the crews to operate it!
After this patient was loaded into the helicopter at Marion Square, she was flown to the Medical University of South Carolina - where a real team of trauma doctors, nurses, medics and other support staff were on hand to do what they do best. They worked her like a code in front of the cameras. A great effort by everyone!