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 #980
    2016-11-19 at Savile Park, Halifax
    Midway through our 50th Anniversary Celebration Service in Mytholmroyd, CVSRT members became aware of a…
  • Incident #979
    2016-11-15 at Baitings Reservoir, Ripponden
    Whilst CVSRT were returning to the valley from Incident #978 at Shipley Glen near Baildon,…
  • Incident #978
    2016-11-14 at Shipley Glen, Baildon
    At 21:18, CVSRT was alerted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to an incident at Shipley Glen…
  • Incident #977
    2016-11-09 at New Bridge Hall, Hardcastle Crags
    At 09:08 this morning, CVSRT received a request for assistance from a First Responder and…

Team News

  • £60,000 donation from Community Foundation For Calderdale
    WOW! Something happened last night in Halifax and the shockwaves are still being felt today within Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team. Yesterday evening, CVSRT Leader Ben Carter, Deputy Leader…
  • Summer 2016 Newsletter
    Our latest Newsletter is now available to read online: www.cvsrt.org.uk/downloads/newsletters/CVSRT-Newsletter-Aug-2016.pdf During the last six months, Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team have been extremely busy with our 50th Anniversary celebrations…
  • Whoosh Mountain Biking donate to CVSRT
    On Tuesday evening, CVSRT had a visit from Chris Kilburn from Whoosh Mountain Biking based in Hebden Bridge, who contacted us saying he’d like call in to our base in…
  • Keeping on the road
    One of the biggest expenditures for the team is maintaining our fleet of four vehicles so they are ready to deploy at a moments notice. Calder Mobile 1 & 4…

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