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.

£8.00 + £1.50 Postage & Packaging (UK only)

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Latest Tweets


  • Incident #1131
    2018-10-07 at Havok Mountain Bike Centre, Todmorden
    Request from YAS to assist with two riders following landing badly after a jump. One…
  • Incident #1130
    2018-09-30 at Lee Wood, Mytholmroyd
    Request by YAS for assistance with an injured female in Lee Wood, Mytholmroyd. [gmap_advanced map_type="map_style_1"…
  • Incident #1129
    2018-09-30 at Leeds Road, Otley
    Request via UWFRA to assist with evacuation of injured female with lower leg injury on…
  • Incident #1128
    2018-09-18 at Wainstalls
    Request from WYP for assistance with a search for a missing person. [gmap_advanced map_type="map_style_1" height="240"…

Team News

  • CVSRT mark end of an era
    Last night CVSRT members attended The Rescue Post to say thank you and bid farewell to a long time supporter of the team, Mr Ken Hill who is moving to…
  • CVSRT Training with MP Holly Lynch
    At team training this week, CVSRT members had the opportunity to practice various techniques for casualty handling, medical kit protocol and radio communications at Blackstone Edge. 40 team members, Search…
  • Probationers trip to Croagh Patrick
    ‘Flight FR6673 Liverpool to Knock is now boarding at Gate 32’. This was the start of the CVSRT trainees’ journey to Ireland to assist fellow mountain rescue teams at the…
  • Technology in Mountain Rescue
    You may not immediately think that Mountain Rescue would be big users of technology, but over the last few years, Mountain Rescue and Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team have…

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