The Harrisonburg Rescue Squad is an all volunteer organization that answers over 8,500 calls each year.  This squad is dependent on people like you to volunteer your time to provide care for those in need. Volunteering has many intangible benefits and is exceptionally rewarding for our providers as well.


To become a member of HRS you need to complete and observer shift, maintain a valid CPR certification, and submit the completed membership application.
If accepted, all members are required to attend an Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC) within four months.  Free in-house EVOC classes are offered almost monthly that are specific to HRS Standard Operating Procedures.
If not already certified, senior and associate members are required to be enrolled in an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class within 6 months of joining.  Membership with HRS allows you GUARANTEED seating for classes at our station with tuition reimbursement upon successful completion and releasal as an EMT with HRS.  Additional classes are regularly offered in the area.


For information regarding observer shifts, click here


For information regarding our various membership categories and to see which one may best fit your life, click here



For information about the application process what information is required, click here



To learn what is required of each of our members, click here

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Thank you for your interest!
Hilary Jacobson
Membership Chair
"…the saving and preservation of human lives; to give aid and assistance to persons in time of peril and disaster” – HRS Articles of Incorporation, 1950     In 1949, citizens from our area worked together to create a volunteer agency named Harrisonburg Rescue...

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1700 Resevoir St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

(540) 434-2323

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