A vital part of any NZMAT deployment are the logisticians. A logistician is responsible for supporting the command and medical team in every aspect of the deployment including but not limited to: planning and onsite operations, communication, transport, team safety and security, site management, maintenance, power, water and sanitation to name a few.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand is NZMAT’s logistics partner. NZMAT Logisticians are veteran fire fighters with extensive experience in emergency management and previous deployment experience, able to adapt to any situation from conducting repairs to ensuring caches of equipment are fully stocked and ready for use. NZMAT Logisticians are heavily involved in ensuring NZMAT’s self-sufficiency cache is ready for deployment.