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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Latest Tweets


  • Incident #1352
    2021-05-07 at Cliff Wood Ave, Shipley
    At 15:14 on Wednesday 5th May 2021 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received…
  • Incident #1351
    2021-05-07 at Addingham
    At 17:50 on Tuesday 4th May 2021 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received…
  • Incident #1350
    2021-05-04 at 53.821097 , -1.6094112
    At 16:25 on Tuesday 4th May 2021 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received…
  • Incident #1349
    2021-05-02 at Moor Rd, Burley Woodhead
    At 11:13 on Sunday 2nd May 2021 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received…

Team News

    #COFFEE&BUTTYFUNDRAISER   This Bank Holiday Sunday (2nd May) the residents of Lower Greave Farm, London Road will be hosting a coffee and butty fundraiser in support of Calder Valley Search…
  • Neville Sharp BEM 1943 - 2021
    Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team tribute - Neville Sharp BEM 1943 - 2021  Neville Sharp BEM sadly passed away on 12th March 2021. Our thoughts are with Nev's wife, Lynn,…
  • RIP Nev Sharp
    All at CVSRT were saddened this week to hear the news that a dear friend of the team Nev Sharp BEM has passed away.   Many of our current team…
  • Now is not the time to be venturing beyond 'local'
    Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team would like to remind our local community to please adhere to the Government lockdown restrictions and only exercise locally to your home. Now is…

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