The Harrisonburg Rescue Squad is an all volunteer organization that answers over 8,000 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.


Observer Shift Information

For information regarding observer shifts, click here


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Thank you for your interest!


Hilary Jacobson

Membership Chair

Revised December 2014