Beechworth and Chiltern ambulance services will be boosted in the coming weeks as part of a $14.8 million state government funding announcement.
A second paramedic will be added to the Beechworth branch, while the Chiltern site will be converted to a single paramedic on call location with an ambulance community officer.
Ambulance Victoria Hume regional director Trevor Weston said any additional resources to any area was important.
"For Beechworth we have a paramedic and an ACO model and that has worked really well and it is important we can continue to support the ACOs there, having a second paramedic on each shift will certainly do that," he said.
"For Chiltern it has been an ACO model, they have done an enormous amount of work for us over the years.
"Having a paramedic added to that will bolster the work they already do."
Chiltern's ACOs were also awarded Indigo Shire's community group of the year during Australia Day awards.
Team leader Lynne Emblin said the community was "very appreciative" of what they did.
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"We are beside them at the best of times, such as delivering babies on the side of the road, and at the very worst of times including providing support to loved ones both on scene and through follow up check ins at home," she said.
Mr Weston said they hoped the new positions would be in place by the beginning of March. Ambulance Victoria chief executive Associate Professor Tony Walker said it was a "win-win", both for the organisation and the community.
"The last three months of 2020 saw significant demand on the healthcare system as Victorians emerged from almost eight months of restrictions and we were not exception to this," he said.
"While last year presented many challenges as we responded to the bushfires and COVID-19, 2021 will be just as busy on our service as we strive to meet the health needs of Victorians."
The funding will also help to establish 16 peak period units across the state, including one based in Benalla, to relieve pressure on crews in busy periods.
"We have years and years of data which tells us when those times are, they will bolster our services during those period to help with an increase in demand," Mr Weston said.
"While it will be based out of Benalla they will support the surrounding region."
Ambulance Victoria will also be adding 12 triage practitioners to its operational communications team and recruiting 77 graduate paramedics, with 20 already on road this month to fill rural and regional vacancies.