CVSRT - January 2024
#Trainee Assessment 
Over Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th January 2024 the latest group of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) trainees took on their final assessment - the culmination of 12 months of training. 
The 18-hour assessment brought together all of their learning over the last 12 months to tackle 4 scenarios that simulate real life examples of incidents that CVSRT attend.
All the trainees did brilliantly, and the final act of a team vote to officially welcome them as Operational Team Members, was unanimous.
As with everything we do, this assessment would not be successful without the help of lots of people giving up their time.  The overall assessment took over 200 volunteer hours to make happen.
Thank you to the team members, supporters and friends who assisted in running the scenarios, acted as casualties, willingly putting themselves in awkward positions, and provided food for the trainees.  Also to the landowners for allowing us access and to Blakedean Scout Hostel for use of their facilities.
Congratulations to Sarah, Nick, Matt and Scott.  Welcome to the team and we will see you out on the hill.

1536 Fly Flatts

18 Jan 2024



At 21:24 on Thursday 18th January 2024, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a request from West Yorkshire Police (WYP) to assist with the extraction of a motorist and their 3 passengers, who were stuck on an icy stretch of road in Fly Flatts.


The 4 occupants were uninjured, in good spirits, and thankfully their vehicle had come to a halt undamaged.

WIth the help of team vehicles and snow chains the team escorted the vehicle back along to the gritted highway and they were able to continue with their journey. 


#1536 Fly Flatts

#2 of 2024

21:24 Thu 18th Jan 2024

Duration 2 hrs 35 mins

In attendance;




Additional Info

  • Date Thursday, 18 January 2024
  • Location Fly Flatts
  • Grid Reference SE 02960 32749
  • Latitude 53.791044
  • Longitude -1.9565535
  • Man Hours 25.8
  • Members In Attendance 10



At 16:52 on Wednesday 17th January 2024, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with the extraction of a rider who had fallen from their horse near Willow Royd Stables.


YAS were first on scene and provided initial medical care.  Upon arrival of CVSRT the casualty was transferred into an immobilising and protective vacuum mattress, then onto a stretcher, with a short yet icy carry to the road head and awaiting ambulance.


#1535 Willow Royd Stables

#1 of 2024

16:52 Wed 17th Jan 2024

Duration 2 hrs 53 mins

In attendance;



Additional Info

  • Date Wednesday, 17 January 2024
  • Location Willow Royd Stables
  • Grid Reference SE 02855 25089
  • Latitude 53.722202
  • Longitude -1.9582057
  • Man Hours 40.4
  • Members In Attendance 14
He did it!
Congratulations to Paul on completing the 108 mile Montane Spine Mountain Rescue Team Challenge.  With an elapsed time of 34:27:10 Paul tackled the route from 08:30 Saturday through to 18:57 on Sunday.
A massive achievement, with Paul also finishing second in his category. 
Congratulations also to all the other competitors who attempted, suffered, completed and maybe even enjoyed this years event.
A thank you to all of the event organisers, marshals and support for the event and a huge thank you to everyone who has wished Paul well.  
There is still time to support Paul and Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) by visiting his fundraising page
Only 2 days to go.
At 08:00 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 Mountain Rescue Team Challenge.
You will be able to track Paul (dot number 625) and all the competitors progress live by visiting the official Montane Spine Website
Paul is also raising money for Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) as part of this challenge, and if you would like to support Paul and the team you can do so by visiting his Givey fundraising page
Good luck to Paul and everyone taking part in the event this year.
Charity of the month
Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) are delighted to have been chosen by Harveys of Halifax as one of their charities of the month for 2024.
There are so many worthwhile charities supporting the Calderdale area and it is an honour to be thought of amongst them.
CVSRT are the charity for October and you can check out the photograph or visit Harveys of Halifax social media pages for information on who they are promoting each month.
Thank you.

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