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 £30,000 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.
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
The team were called, along with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, when a walker collapsed at Bronte Falls. Unfortunately despite the best efforts of the rescuers on scene it was not possible to revive him. Team members subsequently recovered the casualty to the NHS ambulance. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Read more »
Friday, 12 April 2013
We were alerted by the Ambulance Service to a 69 year old female in the area of Green Withins Clough who had sustained a lower leg injury whilst walking. She was treated by YAS paramedics and team members. After pain relief was given and the leg splinted, she was evacuated on a Bell stretcher to our Land Rover and transferred to the NHS ambulance. Read more »
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
We have a brand new, news packed edition of the Newsletter available to download. It's a bumper edition and even includes a competition to win a guided tour of our Rescue Post. Find it here.
Monday, 25 February 2013
Saturday 23rd February.
Today CVSRT broke new ground as we welcomed Dublin and Wicklow MRT to join us for a joint training day high on Ilkley Moor, along with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service HART team.
CVSRT has had strong links with DWMRT for many years with members of both teams travelling to assist with each others excercises and events, CVSRT is also officially "twinned" with them to.
The morning session consisted of mixed teams visiting a number of sites for familiarisation and updates of both old and new skills. This was followed by two exercises in the afternoon which put into practice some of the training from the morning.
The weather didn't dissapoint: It snowed a bit, It was very cold - Just right to add a little reality to the day.
Hopefully everyone gained something from the day, and made new friends along the way.