Road Crash Rescue

Road Crash Rescue (RCR) is a critical service delivered on a daily basis by emergency response agencies across the State. It starts at the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA), where Triple Zero (000) emergency calls for assistance are received.  

The response of highly trained crews with a range of skills, provides extrication and emergency life support services to the trapped or injured, is in line with predetermined coverage areas. 

VICSES has the largest road rescue network in Australia with 103 of the 133 road rescue service providers in Victoria. In this role you will gain knowledge and skills to apply rescue techniques and work in a team while using the rescue equipment required in VICSES.

Key Tasks

  • Rescue of people from vehicles involved in road accidents
  • Helping to establish safety on-scene.  
  • Vehicle stabilisation.

A reasonable level of fitness is required for these roles.

Units requiring this capability

Most of our rural and regional units require this capability. Some units in the Melbourne metropolitan area are also Road Rescue accredited. 

What you will love about these roles

  • Saving lives and reducing trauma on the roads in your community.
  • Undertaking specialist technical training and using advanced rescue equipment.
  • Working with a great team.

For more information about becoming a volunteer, exploring a wide range of opportunities available to you in developing new skills, forming new friendships, accepting high levels of responsibility and enjoying the team spirit of VICSES: