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 #1296
    2020-10-24 at Sam Hill, Rishworth
    #CALLOUT   At 14:16 on Saturday 24th October Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT)…
  • Incident #1295
    2020-10-23 at High Two Stoops, Bingley
    At 15:19 on Wednesday 21st October Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a…
  • Incident #1294
    2020-10-23 at Ovenden Moor
    At 13:15 on Wednesday 21st October Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a…
  • Incident #1293
    2020-10-18 at Clockface Quarry
    #CALLOUT   At 15:35 on Saturday 17th October Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT)…

Team News

  • #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…
  • 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,…

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