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 #1342
    2021-04-16 at Ovenden Wind Farm
    #CALLOUT   At 12:41 on Wednesday 14th April 2021 CVSRT received a request from YAS…
  • Incident #1341
    2021-04-13 at Gaddings Dam
    #CALLOUT   At 16:48 on Sunday 11th April 2021 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team…
  • Incident #1340
    2021-04-05 at Pennine Bridleway, Calderbrook
    At 16:29 Saturday 3rd Apr 2021 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a…
  • Incident #1339
    2021-04-05 at Elland Park Wood
    At 14:53 on Saturday 3rd April 2021 Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received…

Team News

  • 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…
  • Congratulations Laura
    #Congratulations Laura   In a normal year, members of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) gather on the last Tuesday in January to discuss business.  On the agenda for…

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