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 #1530 Harden Moor
    2023-11-30 at Harden Moor
    #CALLOUT    At 13:55 on Thursday 30th November 2023, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team…
  • Incident #1529 Scarcroft
    2023-11-19 at Scarcroft
    #CALLOUT    At 16:07 on Sunday 19th November 2023, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team…
  • Incident #1528 Search with Oldham
    2023-11-17 at Bleckstone Edge
    #CALLOUT    At 00:32 on Friday 17th November 2023, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team…
  • Incident #1527 Bingley
    2023-11-15 at Bingley
    #CALLOUT    At 21:14 on Wednesday 15th November 2023, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team…

Team News

  • #Bairwise Wood Sheep Rescue
    #CALLOUT    At 09:10 on Saturday 18th November 2023, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a request from West Yorkshire Police (WYP) to assist with the extraction of…
  • #MontaneSpine2024
    #MontaneSpine2024   On Saturday 13th January 2024 one of our very own team members will be joining fellow Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) colleagues to attempt the Montane Spine…
  • #MountainRescueAwarenessDay
    #MountainRescueAwarenessDay   Every year, Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) use Mountain Rescue Awareness Day to promote their work. For this and the last few years, the date has been…
  • #CalderdaleTractorRun2023
    We hope everyone enjoyed last weekend’s #CalderdaleTractorRun. Thank you to all those who came along to take part, to all who made the event possible, and to the hundreds along…

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