Who we are

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) is a 100% voluntary charity, that operates within Mountain Rescue (England & Wales) guidelines and is part of the Mid-Pennine Search & Rescue region supporting the statutory emergency services, working on behalf of West Yorkshire Police.

Search and Rescue Capabilities include:

Search and Rescue Planning & Management, Specialist Medical Treatment, Technical Steep Ground and Crag Rescue, Night and Adverse Weather Search & Rescue, Body Recovery, Swiftwater / Flood Rescue and Stretcher Evacuation.

What’s that in numbers?



It costs approximately £35,000 per year just to remain operational.

This amount is raised entirely through donations from the community and local business. All donations go directly towards keeping a roof over our heads, maintaining our emergency response vehicles, purchasing essential life-saving equipment and training team member’s new skills.

We receive no direct funding from the council or government.
Thank you for helping us to help you.


Fundraising and Public Events

Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary

A charming 60 page A5 Booklet traces the team’s origins, recounts numerous incidents from the archives, and offers a unique glimpse of life then and now as part of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team.

Hardcopy: £8.00 + £1.00 P&P (UK only)


Digital Flipbook: £5.00 Donation

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Latest Tweets


  • Incident #935
    2016-06-12 at Keighley Road, Steeton, Keighley
    CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with evacuation of casualty…
  • Incident #934
    2016-06-09 at Lumb Falls, nr Pecket Well
    CVSRT received a request for urgent assistance from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to evacuate an…
  • Incident #933
    2016-06-08 at Rishworth, nr Spa Clough Reservoir
    Earlier this morning, CVSRT was called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the urgent…
  • Incident #932
    2016-05-29 at Carr Rd, Todmorden
    Just as thoughts turned towards lunch, CVSRT members were alerted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to…

Team News

  • Missing Person Appeal: Kizzy Whitehurst
    Missing Persons Appeal: Kizzy Whitehurst Torporley near Oulton Park Yesterday (8th June), CVSRT/SARDA Search Dog ‘Jack’ and handler Dave with navigator Gary were deployed to assist with the ongoing search…
  • Early Rescue Stretchers
    A dramatic photograph from the teams archive showing CVSRT member Clive Green demonstrating the NOSSAC stretcher and a Whillans harness at Heptonstall Quarry in 1974. The NOSSAC was named after…
  • Huge thank you to all the ladies…
    Huge thank you to all the ladies at Mytholmroyd Marmaladies, Ladies Circle (Halifax) and Hebden Bridge Women’s Institute, who have chosen Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team as their Charity…
  • CVSRT chosen by Mayor of Hebden Royd as Charity of the Year
    On Wednesday 18th May, CVSRT members were kindly invited to Hebden Bridge Town Hall to attend the Mayor Making ceremony, where the new Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr Tony Hodgins…


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