The City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County are vulnerable to a variety of hazards such as hazardous materials incidents; transportation accidents, both highway and rail; winter storms; windstorms; tornadoes; earthquakes; gas pipeline accidents; power failures; resource shortages; environmental contamination; biologic emergencies, and flooding. High density population in shopping areas are particularly vulnerable. It’s also home to several major universities including James Madison University. To respond effectively to any emergency of a size or complexity beyond routine response systems, it is critical that the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County public officials, departments and agencies, as well as James Madison University (JMU), non-governmental emergency organizations and the public understand their roles and responsibilities. These non-routine responsibilities begin as the incident is recognized and response ensues and becomes particularly important as command organizes beyond the initial reactive phase of first responders. This plan adheres to the principles and practices of the National Response Framework (NRF) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) processes, using the Incident Command System (ICS).
*More plans will be posted here when available.