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.


Fundraising and Public Events

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.

£10.00 + £1.50 Postage & Packaging (UK only)

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  • Incident #1268
    2020-07-13 at Bronte Falls
    #CALLOUT   The busy spell for callouts continues and Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team…
  • Incident #1267
    2020-07-11 at Chellow Dean, Allerton Search
    #CALLOUT   At 02:37 on Friday 10th July 2020 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team…
  • Incident #1266
    2020-07-09 at Heptonstall Rd, Hebden Bridge
    #CALLOUT   At 17:59 on Wednesday 8th July 2020 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team…
  • Incident #1265
    2020-07-07 at Blackstone Edge Rd, Cragg Vale
    At 15:38 on Sunday 5th July 2020, as the team were still on scene at…

Team News

  • Mountain Rescue Volunteers
    What is it like to be a part of Calder Valley Mountain Rescue Team (CVSRT)?     A few members of the team took some time out to chat with…
  • #Virtual challenge
    #Virtual challenge  What happens when you cannot run events planned to take place during the current COVID19 lockdown?  You run them virtually. Two local running races, the Horsforth Fellandale’s Danefield…
  • Training In Lockdown
    #TRAINING   Over the last few months, as we all continue to adapt to the restrictions in place due to COVID19, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) trainers have…
  • Busiest day since CVSRT was formed in 1966: 25th June 2020
    Yesterday (25th June 2020) was the hottest day of the year and saw Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team experience the busiest day* since the team was formed in 1966,…

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