Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team is a charity providing a life saving emergency service to the people of the Calder Valley and beyond. The Team attends an average of 60+ callouts each year and is staffed entirely by 50 unpaid volunteers. It costs around £35,000 a year to keep the team operational, all of which is raised through donations - we receive no direct government funding.

The area in which we operate encompasses the northern half of West Yorkshire. Our main base is in Mytholmroyd, in the centre of the Calder Valley.  We also have vehicle response posts at Copley in the Lower Valley, and Todmorden in the Upper Valley.

Latest News


  • Incident 871: Coiners Fell Race, Mytholmroyd.

    Monday, 4 May 2015

    Whilst providing cover on the Coiners Fell Race,  Team members were asked to assist a runner who was experiencing breathing difficulties.
    The patient was cared for by one of the teams Cas Carers who administered oxygen and monitored the young ladies condition until she improved sufficiently for father to take home. Read more »

  • Incident 870: Cock Hill MTB Centre, Cornholme.

    Sunday, 26 April 2015

    CVSRT recieved a call from West Yorkshire Police requesting attendance at Elland Bridge to assist with a casualty who was sat on the bridge threatening to jump. Calder Mobiles 1,2 and 3 being still crewed from the Stoodley Pike Aim Higher Challenge immediately redirected to provide rescue cover. CVSRT provided scene cover as directed by the Police due to multiple access points and a limited number of officers, whilst the remaining Police negotiated with the casualty.
    In addition, two team members were placed on the canal tow path with throw lines to cover officers standing on a banking above the water margin. WYP successfully negotiated subject to safety who was then taken into protective custody, at this point the team stood down and returned to base. Read more »


  • Dementia Friendly

    Monday, 18 May 2015

    On Saturday May 9th, Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team members were at the official launch of 'Dementia Friendly Todmorden'.


    The group, which aims to provide help for those who have been diagnosed with the condition and their families, hosted a special event at Todmorden Town Hall with a range of exhibitors on-hand to answer questions and provide helpful advice.


    Top QC Cherie Blair CBE, was one of the guest speakers. Cherie's father (and actor) Tony Booth, lives in Todmorden with his wife Steph, and has the condition. Other speakers included Mark Burns-Williamson, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner West Yorkshire and Geoff Shaw (MInstLM), West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.


    To find our more about Dementia Friendly Todmorden, please visit:

  • Welcome to the Team

    Thursday, 5 March 2015

    CVSRT welcomes its newest members.



    Pictured from left to right: Sophie, Rachael, Bob, Will and Richard.


    Recently, after completing a gruelling training programme, the probationary team members finally faced their assessment weekend.

    Designed as a test of stamina and aptitude, they spent 24hrs putting the last 15 months of training to the test.

    Experienced members of both CVSRT and Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team (who came over especially to help) guided the 5 intrepid members through a variety of scenarios involving medical, trauma, rope work and navigation pushing them to their limits.

    We are pleased to announce they performed extremely well in what can only be described as ‘testing’ weather conditions!

    So from all at CVSRT we’d like to say a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Bob, Rachael, Richard, Sophie & Will, welcome to the team guys and we wish you all the best in your Mountain Rescue career.

In an emergency...

Dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Police, then Mountain Rescue.

Be ready to give details of your location, number of casualties, any injuries and your telephone number.

Keep the telephone free - we will want to contact you

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