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

Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary

A charming 60 page A5 Booklet traces the team’s origins, recounts numerous incidents from the archives, and offers a unique glimpse of life then and now as part of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team.

Hardcopy: £8.00 + £1.00 P&P (UK only)


Digital Flipbook: £5.00 Donation

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Latest Tweets


  • Incident #931
    2016-05-19 at Crag Lane, Halifax
    At 12:01, CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with the…
  • Incident #930
    2016-05-12 at Marsh Lane, Southowram
    At 00:38am, CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police to assist with an ongoing…
  • Incident #929
    2016-05-11 at Baildon Moor
    At 01:39am, CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police to assist with an ongoing…
  • Incident #928
    2016-05-08 at Brontë Waterfall, Haworth
    CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to provide urgent assistance with the evacuation…

Team News

  • Huge thank you to all the ladies…
    Huge thank you to all the ladies at Mytholmroyd Marmaladies, Ladies Circle (Halifax) and Hebden Bridge Women’s Institute, who have chosen Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team as their Charity…
  • CVSRT chosen by Mayor of Hebden Royd as Charity of the Year
    On Wednesday 18th May, CVSRT members were kindly invited to Hebden Bridge Town Hall to attend the Mayor Making ceremony, where the new Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr Tony Hodgins…
  • Commemorative Walk
    On Saturday 30th April 2016, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team members, ex team members, supporters, families and friends gathered for a commemorative walk as part of the 50th Anniversary…
  • Latest CVSRT Newsletter
    The latest CVSRT Newsletter is now available online.  Many thanks to Sarah Sharps, our Newsletter Editor (and one of our Active Supporters Group) for another cracking job.  Click here to…


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