Emergency Response

Author(s): Dave Greenberg

NZ Non Fiction

Stories from a life spent in the emergency services - true tales of rescue and adventure.

When Dave Greenberg was just 13 years old, he saved a life for the first time, using CPR. He already knew that he wanted to spend his life helping others in times of crisis, and that harrowing event on a city footpath only confirmed this desire. He went on to spend 25 years working with Life Flight - the Westpac Rescue Helicopter service in Wellington, New Zealand, taking part in many daring rescues on land and at sea, often taking the role of 'the dope on a rope' - their own term for the rescuer who dangles from a winch over stormy seas trying to pluck people from heaving ship decks or from the ferocious waves. These are his stories.


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Dave Greenberg grew up in New York and knew from the age of eight that he wanted to be a fireman. In 1990, after many years as a volunteer firefighter/EMT (emergency medical technician) in the US, he arrived in New Zealand for a one-year IT contract and has never left. He joined the Life Flight team in 1991 and in 2016 completed 25 years and nearly 4000 missions aboard the Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

General Fields

  • : 9780143771661
  • : Random House New Zealand Ltd
  • : Random House New Zealand Ltd
  • : 0.425
  • : October 2017
  • : 234mm X 154mm X 21mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dave Greenberg
  • : Paperback
  • : 1st Edition
  • : very good
  • : 304