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

CVSRT vs SPINE® Mountain Rescue Challenge

Between the 9-11th January 2016, five intrepid members of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team; Steve Westwood, Alistair Morris, Howard Barton, Bob Keeler and Tim Ingram, will compete in the first ever Spine® Mountain Rescue Challenge, along side fellow members from neighbouring Mountain Rescue Teams.

Saturday 9th January 06:00 to Monday 11th January 18:00

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Latest Tweets


  • Incident #905
    2015-11-15 at Rosedale Chimney Bank
    On Saturday 14 November 2015, Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team were called to assist…
  • Incident #904
    2015-11-08 at Woodnook, Riddlesden
    The team were called at 21:23 yesterday evening by Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist…
  • Incident #903
    2015-10-28 at Claremount, Halifax
    CVSRT were requested by West Yorkshire Police to assist with the search for John Demach,…
  • Incident #902
    2015-10-26 at Cragg Vale, Mytholmroyd
    At 18:36, CVSRT received an urgent call from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) for assistance with…

Team News

  • New CVSRT 50th Anniversary logo
    As some of you may be aware, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2016, and to help mark this very important milestone, we’ve…
  • Todmorden Brownies Visit
    Yesterday, four CVSRT members spent the evening visiting the 7th Todmorden Brownies who had expressed interest in learning about the team as they are working towards their ‘Out and About’…
  • MREW release a new 60 seconds fundraising film
    Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) have released a new 60 second fundraising film. Please take the time to watch the video here https://youtu.be/TnomkwKoM3k or view the full 6minute version…
  • Wet and Wild(ish) by Jacques Crowther (CVSRT Probie)
    The weekend of the 10th of October saw the first MPSRO regional Water First Responder course. Principally organised by CVSRT members, with hosting and additional tuition from Rossendale and Pendle…

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