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 #1555 Ogden
    2024-04-25 at Ogden
    #CALLOUT    At 11:17 on Thursday 25th April 2024, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team…
  • Incident #1549 Judy Woods
    2024-04-13 at Judy Woods
    #CALLOUT    At 20:31 on Saturday 13th April 2024, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team…
  • Incident #1548 Lumb Falls
    2024-04-08 at Lumb Falls
    #CALLOUT    At 15:03 on Monday 8th April 2024, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team…
  • Incident ##1546 Ilkley Moor
    2024-03-30 at Ilkley Moor
    #Callout   At 19:24 on Saturday 30th March 2024, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team…

Team News

  • Pennine Way Adventure
    One of our 2024 trainees is currently two days into an incredible adventure, walking the entire length of the Pennine Way.     The route starts in Edale, Derbyshire, and 268…
  • #Blazing Saddles Birthday Ride.
    #Blazing Saddles Birthday Ride.   The weather was kind and riders were out with smiles on their faces.   Around 100 riders joined in on the festivities, throughout Sunday 21st…
  • 2024 New Recruits
    2024 New Recruits   To ensure that we have enough operational members trained and ready for call-out cover, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) run regular recruitment programmes to…
  • #Quiz Night
    #Quiz Night   The second quiz night of 2024, hosted by the Shoulder of Mutton Public House, Mytholmroyd, takes place on Wednesday 27th March 2024 from 19:30.   The first…

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