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SESVA Events provides training & event services to Emergency First Responders and members of the community.


SESVA Events was formed in 2020 to provide training predominantly to Emergency First Responders. Since our inception, we have been running onsite face to face training throughout NSW and have delivered courses to hundreds of individuals. We have been rolling out our First Responder Resilience Program throughout NSW & also facilitate blended online courses. To find out what courses we currently have on offer, please view our Current Courses page. 

We also offer hire of our training facilities which are located at Rockdale NSW.

Our Team

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Erin Pogmore

Erin Pogmore
Erin is a professional firefighter and rescue operator with FRNSW. She has extensive experience with responding to a wide range of emergencies and has been recognised internationally for her work in the flood rescue field.

She has over 20 years experience working in emergency services, and is also the Managing Director for the NSW SES Volunteers Association. She is an experienced trainer across technical rescue skills, first aid, mental health first aid and media skills.

Erin was a finalist in the 2020 Rotary Inspiring Women Awards- Rural category

When she isn't fighting fires, training MHFA and meditation or advocating for volunteers, she also runs an Alpaca and Bee Farm.

Shannon Crofton ESM

Shannon Crofton ESM CF
Shannon Crofton ESM is a highly experienced first responder who has more than 32 years experience across the emergency services sector.

He is a NSW SES volunteer and a career firefighter with Fire and Rescue NSW, and is a world recognised subject matter expert on flood rescue.

Shannon was a paramedic with Ambulance Service NSW prior to joining Fire and Rescue NSW and loves the clinical treatment that comes with medical care as well as helping people on what is often the worst day of their lives.

Shannon is an instructor in flood rescue, has been a senior Urban Search and Rescue instructor and is an avid Mental Health First Aid instructor

Teddy Haryjanto

Teddy Haryjanto JP
Teddy is a Finance Manager and Accountant at a not-for-profit organisation. Teddy is currently studying Cert IV in Mental Health and Emergency Services with the aim of helping people in times of hardship and stress. 


He is an active member of the State Emergency Services and has attended various emergencies in New South Wales over the past 6 years. Teddy has a number of hobbies one favourite is scuba diving where he has logged over 1000 dives, across South East Asia and Australia.

Teddy is passionate about the growth and development of people and is an open water scuba diving instructor who has taught approximately 100 students. Teddy enjoys reading and learning about how he can encourage and help others.

Teddy enjoys spending time with his daughters and caring for his chickens and garden in his backyard.

Carlee Maccoll

Carlee Maccoll 
Carlee is our indigenous trainer who comes from a background working in Employment Services & Job Network as a Trainer & Case Manager.

Carlee has experience working with short & long term unemployed -  helping people with barriers such as mental health issues, drug and alcohol addiction and homelessness. 
In addition to being a MHFA instructor,  Carlee is our Business Operations Specialist and the editor of The Volunteer Magazine.

She is a member of the Gandangara Land Council & is passionate about making a difference in the community.

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SESVA Events

Ph: 1300 073 782


Address: U1, 2-3 Lindsay Street, Rockdale NSW 2216


We respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we gather and operate, the Dharawal people. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We are committed to fostering understanding, collaboration, and reconciliation, honoring the enduring legacy of the First Nations peoples.

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