Trevor Arnold

Current position Assistant Chief Officer/Commander North Region for the State Emergency Service South Australia (SASES). Formerly Commander Special Operations and Safety. 32 years with the South Australia State Emergency Service (SASES). Background in all technical rescue including Air Operations, Swiftwater Rescue, Confined Space & Underground Rescue, Vertical/Rope Rescue, Road Crash Rescue and Search in all disciplines, USAR Cat 2 Operator and Task Force Leader.

Trevor has responsibility for Road Crash Rescue, Air Operations, Swiftwater Rescue and Technical Rescue. Trevor currently has responsibility for approx. 800,000sq kilometres of South Australia with approx. 800 volunteers and 6 full time staff. Previously and concurrently with his SASES service he was a Team Leader with South Australia Ambulance Service providing teams of Ambulance Officers and Paramedics to remote locations. Trevor has been fortunate to attend training in Colorado USA as well and Europe and NZ. Trevor is a current Rescue3 International Instructor. Trevor holds an Advanced Diploma Public Safety, Diploma Public safety, Diploma Work Health & Safety and Certificate IV Training and Assessment plus Certificate IV Health (Ambulance Officer). Trevor represents his organisation on many national and international steering groups and committees. Trevor is an ITRA Level 3A and 3B Swiftwater Instructor.

Trevor has been recognised with

  • National Emergency Service Medal (ESM)
  • State Emergency Service Medal
  • Life Membership South Australia State Emergency Service
  • Chief Officers Commendation for Urban Search & Rescue Development