Trevor Fakes

Survival Instructor Trevor

Trevor Fakes

Survival Instructor



  • Became a full member of the Canadian Military as a Vehicle Technician, land, at the age of 18.
  • Served in Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg and Shilo with the military for 23 years.
  • Served in the Former Republic Yugoslavia as a United Nations Peacekeeper and in Bosnia Herzegovina for 6 months each.
  • In 2007, began instructing at the Canadian Forces School of Survival and Aero medical Training (CFSSAT) as a Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE) instructor.

Instruction Experience

  • 4 years basic and advanced survival instructor at CFSSAT
  • Guest instructor at NATO winter survival course in Spatin, Norway, 2010
  • Guest speaker for SAR Scene 2008 in St. John’s Newfoundland.
  • Instructor for NATO aircrew winter survival course in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
  • Numerous mobile teaching teams (MTT’s) for air crew pre-deployment briefings and exercises prior to going overseas.


  • Vehicle Technician.
  • Spill Response Management.
  • Small craft vessel operator.
  • Safety Management.
  • Standard first aid.
  • Manitoba hunting guide.

Courses, Skills and Errata

  • Survival Instructor.
  • Escape and Evasion Instructor.
  • Tactical tracking course.
  • USAF combat survival course.
  • Junior and senior leaders’ courses.
  • Arctic survival.
  • Advanced SERE.
  • Cold Water immersion Training.
  • Air Ops Sea survival.
  • Land survival.
  • Winter warfare course.
  • Instructional techniques course.
  • Very knowledgeable in all MS Office products.
  • 20 years of experience in repairing all types of equipment in all types of environments.

Personal History

  • Born in Winnipeg Manitoba.
  • Childhood spent in the outdoors hunting, fishing and exploring nature around southern Manitoba.
  • Member of the Communication reserves from ages 17 to 18 when I enrolled in the regular forces.
  • Currently residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Personal Hobbies

  • Hunting (archery, black powder and rifle) and fishing.
  • Back country canoeing, boating and camping.
  • Hiking, snowshoeing and mountain biking.
  • Snowmobiling and Quading.
  • Exploring the back roads of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.