The Harrisonburg Rescue Squad is an all volunteer organization that answers over 7,200 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 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 free tuition. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest!
Rescue 40 is extremely sad to announce the passing of long time member Tammy Blizzard. Tammy joined joined the HRS family in 1984 and has been an invaluable asset to us and to all of the lives that she has touched over the years. Her family will receive friends and family at Johnson Funeral Home this Sunday between 6pm and 7pm. A funeral service will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 25, 2013 at Johnson Funeral Service Chapel in Bridgewater, with Pastor Darren Howdeyshell officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Mt. Sidney. Harrisonburg Rescue Squad would also like to invite all friends and family to our station for a reception and celebration of Tammy's life after the service. Thank you, Brandon Peavy, Chief
Over the summer local day cares have visited the station to learn about safety and everything that happens at the rescue squad. On August 7, we will be at the National Night Out event in Harrisonburg showing off an ambulance and our squad truck and teaching families about EMS.
The technical rescue capablities at Harrisonburg Rescue Squad continue to expand. Special Operations members have been busy maintaining our squad truck and MCI trailer, attending continuing education courses all over the country, and responding to calls to provide assistance to other local agencies.