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?

MOUNTAIN RESCUE ENGLAND AND WALES

THE AIM HIGHER CHALLENGE

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.

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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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Incidents

  • Incident #1006
    2017-04-17 at Snake Hill Wood, Halifax
    CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of a…
  • Incident #1005
    2017-04-17 at Scott Hall Road, Leeds
    At 14:30, CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police to assist with the ongoing…
  • Incident #1004
    2017-03-12 at Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge
    At 13:58 today, CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service for assistance with locating…
  • Incident #1003
    2017-03-11 at Crow Nest Wood, Hebden Bridge
    Whilst CVSRT was midway through the morning session of our annual Core Skills Training yesterday,…

Team News

  • In memory of Will Sutcliffe
    Last week, CVSRT welcomed relatives of founder team member Will Sutcliffe to The Rescue Post.  Will was a well respected member of the team and sadly passed away recently. He…
  • Core Skills Training Day 2017
    Specialist training for the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team is a weekly requirement to maintain the essential skills needed to operate safely as an effective emergency response service. Whilst…
  • CVSRT New Recruits 2017-18
    Following an information evening attended by 25 people on 17th January, 12 arrived on Saturday for a hill assessment in the hope of gaining a place as one of this…
  • Probationary Assessment 2017
    On the evening of Friday 20th January, five nervous but excited CVSRT Probationary Members arrived at the Mytholmroyd base to find out what the weekend entailed. This was a date…

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