#All In A Day
The beginning of the week was a particularly busy one for Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT). Within a 24 hour period the team was alerted to a potential request for assistance, responded to 2 requests to assist the emergency services and also attended our regular Tuesday evening training session.
The combined duration of these events were 10hrs with a total of 220hrs of team effort.
The busy 24hrs started at 12:55 on Monday 9th March with an alert to the CVSRT Prime (leaders) group for a potential assist request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS). The group were stood down before a full team callout was raised.
At 00:16 on Tuesday 10th March CVSRT received a request from West Yorkshire Police (WYP) to assist in a search for a missing female near Rock Lane, Bradford. The team, along with our Search dogs, were tasked with searching key areas in the vicinity. During our search further intel was obtained placing the missing person in a different area. The team was stood down and police located the missing person safe and well.
#1227 South View Queensbury
4 Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England (Jack, Wynn, Orion, Meg)
At 12:24 on Tuesday 10th March we received a request from YAS to assist with the evacuation of a male who had suffered a lower leg injury in Hawksworth Spring. On arrival of CVSRT Yorkshire Ambulance Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) were on scene, the casualty was assessed, packaged and transferred by stretcher to the awaiting ambulance.
#1228 Hawksworth Spring, Baildon
1 MRSDE (Meg)
That same evening at 19:30 the team gathered at Baitings Dam for one of our regular weekly training sessions. This particular session involved packaging and transferring a casualty around a short but very tricky and muddy course. This tested our ability in planning and problem solving and also utilised many of the skills we often require when moving a casualty on a stretcher.
We continue to attend these regular training sessions, no matter the weather, only postponing for a real callout, to ensure we keep the teams skillset and standards at the highest possible level.