Emergency Response


Life, Death and Helicopters
By Dave Greenberg

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

Dave GreenbergWhen 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.


Over 600 neonatal journeys.
Over 600 of his missions involved working with the Wellington Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) flight team. The team transports critically ill premature babies to the specialist care they require, and then transports them back to the nearest hospital to their home, as their condition improves. Details and photos are included in this great book.

Supporting The Neonatal Trust!

The Neonatal TrustDave is generously supporting The Neonatal Trust. For every copy sold via the website, Dave is donating 20% to The Neonatal Trust.  Thanks Dave! 

To purchase the book (FREE postage within NZ) click on the 'Buy Now' button at the top of the page.
Your support will help us to enhance our support of neonatal families.

Thank you to The Neonatal Trust's Partners