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?

INCIDENT 970

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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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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Incidents

  • 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

  • MREW Peer Review 2018
    “Professional is not a label you give yourself – it’s a description you hope others will apply to you”. Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team recently took the opportunity to…
  • CVSRT Richard Graves
    “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.” On the 3rd May we told…
  • Search dog 'Nell'
    It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of Search dog ‘Nell’ (a border collie handled by CVSRT Chairman David Warden). Nell retired recently on her 13th…
  • CVSRT Honorary President
    History was made this week when CVSRT honorary president, Mr Robert (Bob) Uttley MBE retired from the position he has held since 1994 and handed over the reins to president…

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