Rider Alert live in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley

Harrisonburg Rescue Squad (Along with both Harrisonburg Police and Fire Depts.) began the roll out of their own sponsored set of Rider Alert Cards this week.  The Squads PIO, Emily Anderson said “We are really excited about joining the Rider Alert program.  The Public Safety Agencies in the Harrisonburg area of the Shenandoah Valley decided to contribute to this important cause by providing cards to locals in the Harrisonburg/Rockingham County area of ‘the Valley.’  

Emily added “Basically, motorcyclists can pick these cards up at our station, fill out the proper information and then place them inside their helmet.  Riders may also carry them in their wallet.  If the cyclist is to get into an accident, emergency responders can look inside the rider's helmet and find information about their medical conditions, allergies and family contact. “This is the first time Rider Alert has been aimed at the non motorized two wheeled community and we look forward to seeing how this is received.  We are so excited to be a part of this program!” As part of the Harrisonburg roll out, local TV station WHSV also ran a news story.