Sunday, 07 January 2018

At 11:25 Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team received its first callout request of the day from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with an injured male mountain biker who had fallen from his ride in the Oxenhope area.  Very shortly after the full team callout had started, we received news that the ambulance crew with assistance from some very kind members of the public had helped the injured rider to the ambulance. The team were promptly stood down.

However at 11:50 CVSRT received a second request for assistance from Yorkshire Ambulance Service and West Yorkshire Police to locate a female walker near Stoodley Pike who had slipped on black ice sustaining a very painful ankle injury.

20 CVSRT members were available to respond and immediately made their way to the location. Once on-scene team members treated the casualty for an isolated ankle injury, providing pain relief and splinting. Once the casualty was more comfortable, she was packaged and transferred by stretcher to a road ambulance for onward journey to hospital.

In attendance: 20 CVSRT
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
West Yorkshire Police

Duration: 2hrs 42mins

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 07 January 2018
  • Location Stoodley Pike
  • Grid Reference SD 96377 23115
  • Latitude 53.704452
  • Longitude -2.0563589
  • Man Hours 64.2
  • Members In Attendance 20
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Friday, 29 December 2017

CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to provide assistance to ambulance crews during the adverse weather snowy/ice conditions throughout the Calder Valley and surrounding areas.

In attendance: 14 CVSRT
Duration: 8hrs 30mins

Additional Info

  • Date Friday, 29 December 2017
  • Location Calder Valley
  • Grid Reference SE010259
  • Latitude 53.730143
  • Longitude -1.9853510
  • Man Hours 119
  • Members In Attendance 14
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And the results are in…

We are very pleased to announce that 35 members from CVSRT and 1 member from HVMRT successfully completed the MREW Casualty Care Examination (Theory & Practical) this weekend. For some this was their first time to take the exams whilst for most it was to recertify their qualifications.

CVSRT would like to thank members of: Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) for providing a Senior Examiner and two training casualties, Bolton Mountain Rescue Team (BMRT) for providing an assessor and to Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA) for providing four casualties. Many thanks also to the four examiners who were in attendance from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) – from Halifax, Bradford Emergency Department, Scarborough RNLI and a clinical supervisor from East Yorkshire.

The successful completion of this Casualty Care Examination is the culmination of several months hard work, perseverance and dedication by team members. It’s worth remembering that all members are specially trained volunteers from the community who have full time jobs where medical care isn’t their chosen vocation. We feel this is an excellent achievement and reinforces our commitment to provide the best possible casualty care to the community.

Non of this would be possible without the selfless help from the numerous medical professionals and fellow mountain rescue volunteers who, over the last few months and this weekend have given up their spare time to assist with our casualty care training and examination. This will be echoed around the country over the coming months as other mountain rescue teams take their examinations. We would also like to thank our active supporters who continue to support the team week after week.

Last but certainly not least, thank you to our families who put up with the long hours of training and who make it possible for us to drop everything at a moments notice to dash off to provide assistance to a complete stranger in their time of need.

Thank you all.

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

At 14:29 CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of a 74yr old lady who had fallen whilst out walking in woodland and sustained a broken leg.

Once on-scene, CVSRT members packaged the casualty in a vacuum mattress and evacuated the lady via stretcher to the waiting ambulance.

In attendance: 12 CVSRT
Total Duration: 2hrs 1min

Additional Info

  • Date Tuesday, 10 October 2017
  • Location Chellow Dene
  • Grid Reference SE 11212 35278
  • Latitude 53.813664
  • Longitude -1.8311977
  • Man Hours 25.2
  • Members In Attendance 12
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Sunday, 08 October 2017

At 13:40, CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of a gentleman who had sustained a broken ankle whilst out walking.

Once on-scene team members assisted with a short stretcher carry up to the road and handed the casualty over to the ambulance crew.

In attendance: 18 CVSRT
Total Duration: 1hrs 55mins

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 08 October 2017
  • Location Widdop Reservoir
  • Grid Reference SD 92128 33488
  • Latitude 53.797635
  • Longitude -2.1209836
  • Man Hours 37.3
  • Members In Attendance 18
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Thursday, 05 October 2017

At midnight, CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of a male from his vehicle that had left the road and gone down the embankment.

Team stood down en-route. Enough emergency services on-scene to deal.

In attendance: 22 CVSRT
Total Duration: 1hrs

Additional Info

  • Date Thursday, 05 October 2017
  • Location A672, Rishworth
  • Grid Reference SE0020115738
  • Latitude 53.638163
  • Longitude -1.9984388
  • Man Hours 22
  • Members In Attendance 22
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Saturday, 02 September 2017

At 13:25, CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with a casualty suffering breathing difficulties at a farm with limited vehicle access.

CM2 was already out covering an event at Robinwood Activity Centre so despatched directly to the scene to offer assistance. Yorkshire Air Ambulance were also on scene.

In attendance: 8 CVSRT
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Total Duration: 3hrs 35mins

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 02 September 2017
  • Location Sykes Gate Farm, Cragg Vale
  • Grid Reference SE 00434 21453
  • Latitude 53.689528
  • Longitude -1.9948983
  • Man Hours 28.7
  • Members In Attendance 8
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Sunday, 17 September 2017

At 10:46, CVSRT received an urgent request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to provide assistance with locating an injured lady who had fallen whilst out walking near Thornton Moor Reservoir and sustained a dislocated shoulder.

22 members were available to respond immediately and within 12minutes team vehicles were mobile and en-route to the location. By 34minutes the casualty had been located and was receiving pain relief for her injury. Once comfortable, the casualty was packaged and stretchered for approx. 1.5 miles off the moors.

CVSRT Doctors smoothly relocated the shoulder before handing over the lady to the ambulance crew for onward journey to hospital.

In attendance: 22 CVSRT

Total Duration: 2hrs 44mins

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 17 September 2017
  • Location Thornton Moor
  • Grid Reference SE 04993 32299
  • Latitude 53.786987
  • Longitude -1.9256973
  • Man Hours 74.1
  • Members In Attendance 22
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Sunday, 20 August 2017

At 19:55, CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to provide urgent assistance with a vehicle, which had left the A672 (Rishworth Moor) and had come to rest approx. 50-60ft down the steep banking in a deep ravine. 19 CVSRT members were available to assist immediately and deployed in team vehicles or directly.

Once on-scene, team members were advised by West Yorkshire Police that the driver was missing from the vehicle, so we were tasked with assisting with a multi-agency search for the driver at the crash site and surrounding moorland.

At 02:00, CVSRT members concluded their tasking and returned to base, then onward to their homes. No further information is available at this moment.

Police enquiries are ongoing.

In attendance: 19 CVSRT

West Yorkshire Police (WYP)
West Yorkshire Police Dogs (WYPD)
West Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Unit (WYP RPU)
National Police Air Service (NPAS CarrGate)
Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA)
Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS)
YAS Hazardous Area Response Team (YAS HART)
West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (WYFRS)
WYFRS Technical Rescue Unit (TRU)
Search and Rescue Dog from Cave Rescue Organisation (SARDA England) (CRO)

Total Duration: 6hrs 5mins

Additional Info

  • Date Saturday, 19 August 2017
  • Location Boothwood Reservoir, Rishworth Moor
  • Grid Reference SE 01038 16142
  • Latitude 53.641790
  • Longitude -1.9857744
  • Man Hours 97.3
  • Members In Attendance 19
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Tuesday, 08 August 2017

CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police to provide assistance with the recovery of a 60yo male found deceased in woodland.

Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

In attendance: 10 CVSRT
West Yorkshire Police
Yorkshire Ambulance Services
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Total Duration: 3hr

Additional Info

  • Date Tuesday, 08 August 2017
  • Location Dauber Bridge, Cragg Vale
  • Grid Reference SE 00758 25106
  • Latitude 53.722360
  • Longitude -1.9899910
  • Man Hours 30
  • Members In Attendance 10
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