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 #1301
    2020-11-18 at Batty's Wood, Woodhouse Cliff, Leeds
    At 13:50 on Sunday 15th November Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a…
  • Incident #1300
    2020-11-18 at Chevin Forest Park, Otley
    At 10:41 on Sunday 15th November Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a…
  • Incident #1299
    2020-11-15 at Pecket Well
    #CALLOUT   At 11:23 on Thursday 12th November 2020 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team…
  • Incident #1296
    2020-10-24 at Sam Hill, Rishworth
    #CALLOUT   At 14:16 on Saturday 24th October Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT)…

Team News

  • Search Dogs
    #SEARCH DOGS   During a cold and rainy weekend in February 2020, before the COVID19 restrictions were in place, a group of 3rd-year Digital Television Production students from Ravensbourne University,…
  • #adventuresmart
    #adventuresmart   The rain is here, the temperature is getting cooler and the clocks have changed. That can only mean one thing, winter is nearly upon us.     When…
  • #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…

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