Christopher James Arnol

Chief Officer

Tasmania Fire Service

Chris Arnol has provided exemplary and distinguished service to the Tasmania Fire Service, in particular through his leadership and vision throughout his career that have led to significant improvements in the professional development for volunteers and career staff and operational and business acumen within the fire and rescue service in Tasmania.


Chris’s achievements have been the result of his willingness to take on challenges, many of these being self-initiated and unsolicited and accepting responsibility for projects beyond what is necessarily part of his core role and is exampled in expanding response to include technical rescue capabilities and in developing the “Fire-ground Management” course elevating volunteer officer capability in TFS. 


Of particular note is Chris’s sustained commitment to lead and support the advancement of a number of key organizational priorities, to ensure TFS remains an agile, innovative and contemporary emergency services agency.