Moruya SES have been brushing up on their vertical rescue skills in the lead-up to summer.
Unit commander Chris Zammit said the training session was serious business with a side of fun.
“We try to conduct vertical rescue training once a year,” he said.
“It’s a fun experience, and we invite non vertical-trained members to come and abseil as well.”
The training was conducted on a roadside cutting – with safety precautions.
Although the photos appear close to the road, there was plenty of room at the bottom.
The Moruya unit are the first response vertical rescue unit for the area from Bodalla to Durras.
“Fire and Rescue also do vertical rescue in the region, but they are second responders,” Mr Zammit said.