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.

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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

Limited Edition CVSRT 50th Anniversary Original Giraffe® Multifunctional Headwear

Made in UK with 100% Coolmax winter weight microfiber. Seamless Knit.

One size fits all. Measures approx 50cm x 24.5cm. Weight 1.3oz.

Item comes on a display header card and individually bagged.

£8.00 + £1.50 Postage & Packaging (UK only)

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Latest Tweets


  • Incident #914
    2016-02-03 at Selby
    Eleven CVSRT members and two Search dogs (Pepper and Nell), were deployed yesterday to assist…
  • Incident #913
    2016-01-17 at Denholme
    Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team were called to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) and…
  • Incident #912
    2016-01-02 at Norland Moor
    Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team were called to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) with…
  • Incident #911
    2015-12-29 at Blackstone Edge (Pennine Way)
    Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team and Oldham Mountain Rescue Team joined forces to assist…

Team News

  • New Vehicle
    As we begin to celebrate the teams 50th Anniversary year, it seems perfect timing to introduce the newest addition to the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team family. You may…
  • Probie Assessment
    The Best Weekend Since the Invention of Toast by Richard Quinn On 22nd - 23rd January 2016, our six Probationary Members (2015-16) were put through their paces over a 24-hour…
  • Ellie Sherwin receives 25yr Long Service Award
    At our AGM last week, CVSRT & SARDA member Ellie Sherwin was awarded with her 25 years Long Service Award with Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team.  What an excellent achievement…
  • Community Clean Up
    On Saturday, CVSRT were out and about helping to clean-up a steep section of wooded gully on the Calderdale border at Blackshaw Beck between Fairfields Avenue and Halifax Road in…


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