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 #1286
    2020-09-15 at Cloven Stone, Cragg Vale
    #CALLOUT   At 23:51 on Sunday 13th September CVSRT received a request from YAS to…
  • Incident #1285
    2020-09-15 at Otley Chevin
    #CALLOUT    On Sunday Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received two requests for…
  • Incident #1282
    2020-08-20 at Holme Farm Lane, Bardsey
    At 18:29 on Thursday 20th August 2020 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received…
  • Incident #1281
    2020-08-16 at Ellan Park Wood
    At 17:46 on Sunday 16th August 2020 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received…

Team News

  • #Congratulations Will
    #CONGRATULATIONS   A huge congratulations to Will Carver for completing the Peak District 75KM Silver Challenge this weekend.  Will finished the course in around 10 hours and finished in second…
  • BearingUp
    #BearingUp   One of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) members, Paul Taylor, continues to ride, one wheeled (on a unicycle!), along the canal towpath system across the country…
  • Search dog visitors from Germany
    CVSRT is very fortunate to have 6 qualified MRSDE Search dog handlers in the team, working 4 air-scenting search dogs, and two dogs in training (…possibly a third aspirant pup,…
  • Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks
    Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks   Today is the day Robert Batty will be taking on the the Yorkshire Three Peaks.     The original plan was to complete the challenge…

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