The Harrisonburg Rescue Squad is an all volunteer organization that answers over 7,600 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.

Who Can Volunteer? You!

To become a member of Rescue 40 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 Rescue 40 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.



As previously mentioned we require each applicant to complete an observer shift with our agency prior to accepting your application. This gives you the opportunity to see what Rescue 40 is all about and decide if you are willing to make the serious commitment to improving the lives of those in our community. Please review all information on the observer form and the observer dress code before the start of your observer shifts. 

Our agency uses TimeTrade scheduling to allow people to sign up for an observer shift.  Links to schedule those shifts are below. Observer shifts are available all days of the week during the following times:  

A Shift:  7:00am - 1:00pm      (Click to Schedule A Shift)

B Shift:  1:00pm – 7:00pm      (Click to Schedule B Shift)

C SHift:  7:00pm – 11:00pm.  (Click to Schedule C Shift)

Any questions or concerns you have may be directed via email to our membership committee at:

Thank you for your interest!

Hilary Jacobson
Membership Chair

Revised December 2014