West Yorkshire Round Table Groups donate £2000 Image courtesy of www.templarsphotography.co.uk

West Yorkshire Round Table Groups donate £2000

01 Aug 2016

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team would like to take this opportunity to say a quick thank you for all the support and kind donations the team has received from our community, local groups and businesses since the beginning of the our 50th Anniversary year.

Over the next few weeks we will be making several announcements how these donations and funding will be used or has been spent.

On this occasion, CVSRT is extremely pleased to announce we have received a donation of £2000 from Round Table Groups of Hebden Bridge, Halifax and Elland. These funds will be used to purchase five waterproof radios that will improve communications during flood rescue situations.

CVSRT Training Officer, Howard Barton said, “We are all proud members of the local community, who know far too well the risk of flooding the region faces, and it is so important that we prepare well with the essential skills and correct personal protection equipment. This generous donation is gratefully received – Thank you.”

The team has an ongoing flood resilience programme to increase the teams capability by training and equipping as many team members as possible. We currently have 8 specially trained Swiftwater Rescue Technicians (SRT’s), who were most recently deployed to assist emergency services during the floods in the Calder Valley, Cumbria and York.

On Saturday 30th July, representatives from the Round Table Groups in Hebden Bridge, Halifax and Elland had the opportunity to visit The Rescue Post, to see some of our existing water rescue equipment and as you can see from the photos, one got more than he bargained for!

Please follow our latest news as we make more announcements how the team is developing and preparing for the future.

Images courtesy of www.templarsphotography.co.uk

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