PORT Fairy SES unit controller Stephen McDowell says his members are now more flexible after recently gaining critical rescue accreditation.
Three of the unit's members, along with four from Heywood SES, completed their crash rescue competency.
Mr McDowell said now 13 of the unit's 14 members were trained to respond to rescues involving road crashes.
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"It's vital and it's probably one of the most time-critical roles we carry out," he said of the importance of completing the training.
"It's critical to have adequate numbers of trained members to carry it out and it is also a legislative requirement to have a number of members all trained.
"It now gives us flexibility and a better capacity to respond to these sorts of rescues.
"The guys put in 60-70 hours in reaching this as it takes a fair bit of commitment to achieve this. The members from Heywood did the same sort of time."
Mr McDowell said they were fortunate to finish the training just before stage three restrictions returned for regional Victoria.
The unit's next training, once restrictions are eased, will focus on their members gaining their safe working at heights accreditation.
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