Episode 29: New Zealand Defense Force Medics

With CAPT Buffy Little, NZDF

New Zealand Army Nursing Officer Captain Buffy Little joins Max and Trevor to talk about her service’s rotary-wing MEDEVAC program. New Zealand is one of our closest allies, but their Army’s small size and remote geography mean their operations are dramatically different from ours. Listen up for interesting differences in how they equip and crew their aircraft, as well as major differences in their pre-hospital training and certification levels.

Captain Little is an inspiration. She’s deployed with the New Zealand Army, beat cancer twice, and was one of the first rescuers on the scene of the 2019 White Island volcano eruption. Now she’s training to compete in the Invictus Games, and is a founding member of Kaitiaki Ora—Tactical Medicine New Zealand

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