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 #973
    2016-10-15 at Daisy Bank, Mytholmroyd
    Just after midnight last night, West Yorkshire Police (Calderdale Valley) alerted CVSRT to an incident…
  • Incident #972
    2016-10-12 at Lumb Bank, Heptonstall
    At 19:33 this evening, CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service for assistance to…
  • Incident #971
    2016-10-11 at West Bretton
    Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team was called by Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team to…
  • Incident #970
    2016-10-09 at Lane Side, Queensbury
    On Sunday 9th October at 11:43am, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was alerted by…

Team News

  • Whoosh Mountain Biking donate to CVSRT
    On Tuesday evening, CVSRT had a visit from Chris Kilburn from Whoosh Mountain Biking based in Hebden Bridge, who contacted us saying he’d like call in to our base in…
  • Keeping on the road
    One of the biggest expenditures for the team is maintaining our fleet of four vehicles so they are ready to deploy at a moments notice. Calder Mobile 1 & 4…
  • Helicopter ER
    Those of you who follow the incidents we are called to are well aware of the essential service the Yorkshire Air Ambulance provides for the Yorkshire community,…
  • CVSRT & RNLI benefit from generous donation
    On Wednesday 5th October, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team members welcomed a local family to The Rescue Post, who had been in touch wishing to make a donation of…


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