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 #1030
    2017-08-12 at Eaves Wood, Heptonstall Quarry
    CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police to provide assistance with the search for…
  • Incident #1029
    2017-08-08 at Dauber Bridge, Cragg Vale
    CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police to provide assistance with the recovery of…
  • Incident #1028
    2017-08-06 at Oxygrains Bridge, Rishworth Moor
    Earlier this afternoon, CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to provide urgent assistance…
  • Incident #1027
    2017-08-03 at Mytholmroyd
    CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police to search for Eric Smith (78) who…

Team News

  • 'Bearing Up!' with Paul Taylor
    If you’re looking for a challenge that’s a bit different, here’s an idea...“Bearing Up!” is an adventure in a straight line. Conceived by CVSRT member Paul Taylor, the concept is…
  • How to remain safe whilst out and about in the countryside
    It’s safe to say that we are blessed with some wonderful scenery around our operational area, and now the summer holidays are in full flow we hope you are making…
  • Hove Edge Scout Group visit
    As well as training, fundraising, attending public events and assisting the emergency services with searches and rescues, CVSRT members are often invited along to youth groups and schools to talk…
  • Praise from lady involved in a 50ft car crash
    ** Statement on the BBC from the young lady who was involved in 50ft car fall on Sunday evening. ** By Nick Wilmshurst, BBC Yorkshire Live Reporter A woman who had…

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