Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team is a charity providing a life saving emergency service to the people of the Calder Valley and beyond. The Team attends an average of 60 callouts each year and is staffed entirely by 50 unpaid volunteers. It costs around £30,000 a year to keep the team operational, all of which is raised through donations - we receive no direct government funding.
The area in which we operate encompasses the northern half of West Yorkshire. Our main base is in Mytholmroyd, in the centre of the Calder Valley. We also have vehicle response posts at Copley in the Lower Valley, and Todmorden in the Upper Valley.
Saturday, 23 November 2013
As we were packing up from incident 782 a second callout came in, again to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service. This time for a dog walker who had suffered a possible broken femur after slipping on ice at the rear of Centre Vale Park, Todmorden. The patient was given a strong pain killer by one of our team doctors. After applying traction to the injured leg using one of our specialist splints, he was placed into a vacuum mattress and heavy weight fibre pile bag to protect him from the freezing temperatures, and stretchered to the waiting ambulance for transport to hospital. Read more »
Saturday, 23 November 2013
This morning we were called to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service with a patient in woodland at the far east of our area. The patient, who had collapsed from a suspected heart attack, was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene whilst we were on route. We carried on to assist the police with his recovery to the nearest farm. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends at this sad time Read more »
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Last night (Tue 29th Oct) we were honoured to welcome many of the Mayors and Mayoresses from within our operational area to our base in Mytholmroyd.
Guests included the Mayors from: Erringden Parish Council, Calderdale Council, Keighley Town Council, Hebden Royd Council, Todmorden Town Council, Ripponden Parish Council, Bradford City Council, Heptonstall Parish Council & Blackshaw Parish Council.
The evening began with a presentation followed by question & answer session on all aspects of the team; rescues, searches, and assisting the community during adverse weather, especially the heavy snows of recent winters and the flooding in the Calder Valley.
We also discussed the rising costs of keeping the team operational and how those funds are raised. After a quick break for refreshments our assembled guests were given a demonstration of our specialist equipment and vehicles by a number of our trained team members.
The evening proved to be a great success with many new friends made and some very good suggestions on how the team can benefit from our relationships with the councils with our area.
Friday, 30 August 2013
Mountain Rescue Family Fun Day.
Saturday 7th September, We'd love you to join us at the Rushcart Inn, Sowerby Green for an afternoon of Fun, Food & Fundraising.
Come along from 3pm, meet the team and enjoy the entertainment all in aid of a great cause.
There will be a BBQ, Face Painting, Bouncy Castle and Entertainment till late.
Click the link below for more details.