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

50th Anniversary Ale "Search & Rescue" from Vocation Brewery

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team are extremely hoppy to announce the launch of a limited production 50th Anniversary Ale, “Search & Rescue” from Vocation, the world-class brewery based in Cragg Vale, West Yorkshire.

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Latest Tweets


  • Incident #959
    2016-08-22 at Palace House Road, Hebden Bridge
    CVSRT were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to help with the evacuation of a vulnerable…
  • Incident #958
    2016-08-19 at Glen Road, Shipley
    CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service for assistance with the urgent evacuation of…
  • Incident #957
    2016-08-16 at Dudwell Lane, Halifax
    Just as team members arrived for the monthly maintenance at our Mytholmroyd base, an urgent…
  • Incident #956
    2016-08-09 at Norland
    Missing Person (DAY 4): 75yo Granville Muir from Halifax  CVSRT were called by West Yorkshire…

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