Since 1949, the Harrisonburg Rescue Squad has protected the lives of our fellow citizens throughout the city of Harrisonburg and parts of Rockingham County. HRS has been an all-volunteer organization from the moment it started.
The services we provide include emergency care on basic and advanced life support levels, heavy and light duty vehicle rescue, and specialized technical rescue. We respond to over 8,500 calls annually and rely on many volunteers who devote their time to serve their community.
As well as being a volunteer agency, we also provide all of our services “Free of Charge”. Although we are free to use, we are not free to operate. Our squad requires over $800,000 per year to provide emergency medical services to the area.
The money that we use to operate consists largely of donations from citizens and businesses within the community. Each May and November, we organize Fund Drives to raise a majority of this money. Without your help, our goals will not be met.
Consider giving to the Harrisonburg Rescue Squad.

Methods of donation

Credit Card/Check Card

All funds donated by credit card are accepted through PayPal who deposits the money directly into our account. This is a secure and encrypted payment method.

Additionally, you can add HRS to your Amazon account through Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to HRS. See here for more information.


By Check

We collect tax deductible donations mailed to our address.
Harrisonburg Rescue Squad, Inc.
Attn: Donations
P.O. Box 1477
Harrisonburg, VA 22803


Stock Transfer

You can now donate to the rescue squad by transfer of stock! If you would wish to donate in this way, please contact our agency president in order to arrange for the transfer. You can call 540-434-2323 and select the option to speak with the president or you can send an email to



We are happy to accept cash donations at our station or when you see any of our members around town.  Stop by 1700 Reservoir Street and ask one of our members for a tour when you drop off your donation.


Please do not mail cash.