Anyone who lives, works, or attends school in the City of Harrisonburg or Rockingham County are asked to sign up for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Alert. The emergency alert will notify you in the event of an emergency or life-threatening weather event.

This method of outreach is an additional resource for community members to be notified in the event of an emergency situation in this area.

Registration is free and simple and when entering your information, be sure to list a city or county address to ensure you receive the local alerts. To receive these emergency-related messages the fastest, register your cell phone (not landline) and select to receive your alerts by text.

This system was upgraded in October 2017, so everyone will need to sign up, regardless if you registered for the previous system.

Do you need help signing up or have additional questions? Feel free to contact:

Harrisonburg Fire Department  540-432-7703.                 

Rockingham County Fire and Rescue  540-564-3175 


Do you want to learn more about the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Alerts and how they can help you?  Be sure to watch the HR Emergency Alert Video to learn more about the types of messages you will receive and how to sign up for this helpful resource.

To see step by step instructions on how to sign up for the HR Emergency Alert watch the HR Emergency Alert Sign-Up Video.