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?



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.


Latest Tweets


  • Incident #1247
    2020-05-31 at Lumb Falls
    At 13:49 on Sunday 31st May Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT), received a…
  • Incident #1246
    2020-05-29 at Eccup Reservoir, Leeds
    #CALLOUT At 12:16 on Thursday 28th May Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received…
  • Incident #1245
    2020-05-27 at Whins Wood, Keighley
    #CALLOUT At 20:45 on Tuesday 26h May Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) were requested…
  • Incident #1244
    2020-05-27 at Near Ogden Water
    #CALLOUT At 14:58 on Monday 25th May Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) were…

Team News

  • They’ve done it!
    They’ve done it! A huge congratulations to Tracy Cokill, Janet Whitaker and everyone who took part in the Mountain Rescue England and Wales MR’athon. Covering 26 miles, from the door,…
  • MRathon
    From the 23rd May, less than a weeks time, 2 of Calder Valley Search And Rescue Team’s (CVSRT) active supporters will be joining other Mountain Rescue volunteers to run a…
  • Stay Safe
    #STAYSAFE Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team continue to stand behind the message asking people to Stay Safe. We do, however, understand that following the recent announcements from the government,…
  • Well done Amelia!
    Well done Amelia! Amelia has done it, she has had her locks cut and raised an amazing £520 for Calder Valley Rescue Team. Amelia’s mum, Natalie, would like to say…

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