At 20:42 on Friday 31st July, CVSRT were alerted to an incident that required our assistance near the stepping-stones in Burley in Wharfedale. The incident involving a 26yo lady with a suspected broken ankle is in the operational area of our neighbouring team, Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA), however they were already dealing with a separate incident so requested our assistance.
Ten members from CVSRT with six local UWFRA members and additional assistance from West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service were deployed. Once on-scene, an evacuation route was agreed and as there were enough MRT personnel to deal with the stretcher carry, it was decided to stand down the WYFRS crew. The casualty was packaged and evacuated on a wheeled stretcher to the ambulance for onward journey to hospital.
On the journey back to base via Keighley, CVSRT members in CM1 discovered an injured male on the ground who had been assaulted. No emergency services were on-scene, therefore team members pulled over to provide assistance to the casualty until the ambulance and police arrived.
Duration 4 hrs 3 mins
In attendance; 10 CVSRT
6 Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association
West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
- Date Friday, 31 July 2020
- Location Burley in Wharfedale
- Grid Reference SE 16494 47423
- Latitude 53.922683
- Longitude -1.7503345
- Man Hours 90
- Members In Attendance 10
- Date Friday, 14 February 2020
- Location Dick Lane, Cowling
- Grid Reference SD 98037 43074
- Latitude 53.883852
- Longitude -2.0313402
- Man Hours 71.5
- Members In Attendance 17
On Thursday 23rd January at 13:33 we received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with the evacuation of a male experiencing chest pains near Moor Lane, Burley In Wharfedale.
Due to the location of the casualty and the urgency of the request, CVSRT reached out to our neighbouring team, Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA), for additional assistance.
YAS were on scene providing medical assistance and UFFRA provided on site co-ordination of the evacuation to the awaiting ambulance.
Thank you to UWFRA for their support, rapid response and co-ordination on site.
#1221 Moor Lane, Burley In Wharfedale
23rd January 2020
- Date Thursday, 23 January 2020
- Location Moor Lane, Burley In Wharfedale
- Grid Reference SE 15395 44872
- Latitude 53.899793
- Longitude -1.7671895
- Man Hours 44.7
- Members In Attendance 13
#CALLOUT At 14:30 on 7th November Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with the evacuation of an injured female who suffered spinal injuries while out walking.
Due to the flood alert, CVSRT were on standby and deployed a small team to the incident with additional support from Upper Warfedale Fell Rescue Association who deployed 6 team members to the incident.
While en-route to the incident the team were stood down as YAS had evacuated the casualty to the awaiting ambulance.
#1209 Ling Bob, Horsforth
- Date Thursday, 07 November 2019
- Location Ling Bob, Horsforth
- Grid Reference SE 24317 39907
- Latitude 53.854830
- Longitude 1.6318130
- Man Hours 12
- Members In Attendance 8
#CALLOUT At 11:49 on 31st October Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with an evacuation of a female who had suffered a lower leg injury while out walking.
16 CVSRT members were available and deployed to the incident.
While en-route further location information was gathered, using the casualties phone, which determined the incident was within the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA) area.
CVSRT continued to the incident and supported UWFRA in evacuating the casualty by stretcher to the awaiting ambulance.
#1208 Cragg Lane Keighley
Date: 31st October 2019
In attendance: 16 CVSRT
- Date Thursday, 31 October 2019
- Location Cragg Lane, Keighley
- Grid Reference SE 00385 47704
- Latitude 53.925473
- Longitude -1.9956212
- Man Hours 42.8
- Members In Attendance 16
At 18:30 on Monday 5th November, Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team received a request from West Yorkshire Police to assist with the search for a missing 70 year old male walker.
CVSRT members undertook an overnight search of open areas and woodland. In the early hours of Tuesday the search was enlarged to include fell parties and search dogs from eleven neighbouring Mountain Rescue Teams who were drafted in to continue the search in daylight hours.
The casualty was located at 11:45 on 6th November by HM Coastguard S92 helicopter with only minor injuries and taken to hospital for treatment.
Thank-you to all the Mountain Rescue England and Wales teams involved in assisting Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team, West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service; Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team, Bolton Mountain Rescue Team, Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team, Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team (BPMRT), Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team, Oldham Mountain Rescue Team, Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA), Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team, Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England and Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs.
In Attendance: 37 CVSRT
Other : 90 Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team, Bolton Mountain Rescue Team, Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team, Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team (BPMRT), Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team, Oldham Mountain Rescue Team, Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA), Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team, Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England and Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs.
West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
HM Coastguard S92 (Bristows Helicopters – Humberside)
Total Duration: 22hrs
- Date Monday, 05 November 2018
- Location Stanbury
- Grid Reference SE 00625 37081
- Latitude 53.829991
- Longitude -1.9919801
- Man Hours 473.9
- Members In Attendance 37 (+90)
And the results are in…
We are very pleased to announce that 35 members from CVSRT and 1 member from HVMRT successfully completed the MREW Casualty Care Examination (Theory & Practical) this weekend. For some this was their first time to take the exams whilst for most it was to recertify their qualifications.
CVSRT would like to thank members of: Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) for providing a Senior Examiner and two training casualties, Bolton Mountain Rescue Team (BMRT) for providing an assessor and to Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA) for providing four casualties. Many thanks also to the four examiners who were in attendance from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) – from Halifax, Bradford Emergency Department, Scarborough RNLI and a clinical supervisor from East Yorkshire.
The successful completion of this Casualty Care Examination is the culmination of several months hard work, perseverance and dedication by team members. It’s worth remembering that all members are specially trained volunteers from the community who have full time jobs where medical care isn’t their chosen vocation. We feel this is an excellent achievement and reinforces our commitment to provide the best possible casualty care to the community.
Non of this would be possible without the selfless help from the numerous medical professionals and fellow mountain rescue volunteers who, over the last few months and this weekend have given up their spare time to assist with our casualty care training and examination. This will be echoed around the country over the coming months as other mountain rescue teams take their examinations. We would also like to thank our active supporters who continue to support the team week after week.
Last but certainly not least, thank you to our families who put up with the long hours of training and who make it possible for us to drop everything at a moments notice to dash off to provide assistance to a complete stranger in their time of need.
Thank you all.
CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with evacuation of a 80yr old female who had fallen on The Pennine Way at Cowling.
Whilst team members were en route to the casualty’s location, we received a stand down as Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association were en route and would deal with the incident.
In attendance: 14 CVSRT
Total Duration: 20mins
- Date Monday, 06 February 2017
- Location Cowling
- Grid Reference SD 97115 42913
- Latitude 53.882403
- Longitude -2.0453779
- Man Hours 4.7
- Members In Attendance 14
CVSRT received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of a 71yr old man who had fallen on a riverside path and sustained lower leg injury.
Due to the location of the incident, both CVSRT and Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association deployed to the scene.
6 CVSRT members
8 Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
- Date Friday, 13 January 2017
- Location Pool in Wharfedale
- Grid Reference SE 24666 45357
- Latitude 53.903794
- Longitude -1.6260655
- Man Hours 19.1
- Members In Attendance 6