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

CVSRT 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 #1066
    2018-01-28 at Gaddings Dam
    At 17:02, CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to locate and evacuate a…
  • Incident #1065
    2018-01-21 at Common Bank Woods, Hebden Bridge
    At 13:08 today, CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service for help with the…
  • Incident #1063
    2018-01-07 at Stoodley Pike
    At 11:25 Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received its first callout request of the…
  • Incident #1062
    2018-01-05 at Quarry off Bacup Road, Todmorden
    CVSRT received an urgent request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of…

Team News

  • Snow Patrol (17th & 18th March)
    During the weekend of 17th & 18th March, CVSRT provided assistance to our emergency services: Saturday 17th March12:58CVSRT were alerted to an incident involving a hypothermic mountain…
  • Our Four-Legged Resources
    Since the late 1980’s, CVSRT has been fortunate to benefit from the additional support of our four-legged friend – the Search Dog. So far, 16 dogs belonging to Team Members…
  • Snow Patrol
    It’s safe to say that the last few days have been busy for CVSRT and fellow rescue teams across the country with members working around the clock in shifts to…
  • Calder Control, this is ‘Exercise Charlie One’ requesting Helimed 99 for a night air evacuation…
    High Brown Knoll, 21:30hrs “Calder Control; this is 'Exercise Charlie One' requesting an exercise helimed for a subject with a suspected MI at grid reference Sierra Echo 0098 3042. Over.”“Control…


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