CVSRT - May 2020

They’ve done it!

A huge congratulations to Tracy Cokill, Janet Whitaker and everyone who took part in the Mountain Rescue England and Wales MR’athon. Covering 26 miles, from the door, over the last week to raise money for Mountain Rescue teams across the country.

Janet and Tracy took part on behalf of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team as their nominated team, running, hiking and cycling across the Calder Valley in what has been a very hot week.

So far over £6,000 has been received in donations which is a fantastic amount and a big thank you to everyone who has donated. Every penny raised will make a difference to Mountain Rescue team’s ability to respond when called upon.

There is still time to donate, just follow the link for details - http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/MRmarathon

1247

31 May 2020

At 13:49 on Sunday 31st May Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT), received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with the evacuation of a male who had suffered an allergic reaction at Lumb Falls.

YAS and Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) provided medical care after which the casualty was well enough to be walked to a CVSRT vehicle. Once in the vehicle the casualty was driven to the main road and then transferred to the awaiting ambulance.

#1247 Lumb Falls
13:49 Sun 31st May 2020
Duration 2 hrs 11 mins
In attendance:
27 CVSRT
YAS
YAA

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 31 May 2020
  • Location Lumb Falls
  • Grid Reference SD 98918 31240
  • Latitude 53.777491
  • Longitude -2.0179009
  • Man Hours 59.4
  • Members In Attendance 27

1246

29 May 2020

#CALLOUT

At 12:16 on Thursday 28th May Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with the evacuation of an injured female who had fallen and suffered a hip injury.

YAS were first on scene and provided initial medical assistance. Upon arrival of CVSRT the casualty was packaged, placed onto a wheeled stretcher and carried approximately 1 mile to the awaiting ambulance.

 

#1246 Eccup Reservoir, Leeds

12:16 Thu 28th May 2020

Duration 4 hrs 14 mins

In attendance:

20 CVSRT

Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England (MRSDE) search dog Meg

YAS

Additional Info

  • Date Thursday, 28 May 2020
  • Location Eccup Reservoir, Leeds
  • Grid Reference SE 28966 41510
  • Latitude 53.868993
  • Longitude -1.5609759
  • Man Hours 79
  • Members In Attendance 20

1245

27 May 2020

#CALLOUT

At 20:45 on Tuesday 26h May Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) were requested to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) with the evacuation of a female who had suffered a lower leg injury.

Throughout, CVSRT followed all recommended Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) COVID-19 protocols including appropriate decontamination of all equipment used on the callout.

#1245 Whins Wood, Keighley
20:45 Tue 26th May 2020
Duration 1 hr 45 mins
In attendance:
16 CVSRT
YAS

Additional Info

  • Date Tuesday, 26 May 2020
  • Location Whins Wood, Keighley
  • Grid Reference SE 05169 38409
  • Latitude 53.841900
  • Longitude -1.9229320
  • Man Hours 27.9
  • Members In Attendance 16

1244

27 May 2020

#CALLOUT

At 14:58 on Monday 25th May Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) were requested to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) with the evacuation of a female who had suffered a seizure.

Throughout, CVSRT followed all recommended Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) COVID-19 protocols including appropriate decontamination of all equipment used on the callout.

#1244 Near Ogden Water
14:58 Mon 25th May 2020
Duration 3 hrs 2 mins
In attendance:
22 CVSRT
MRSDE search dog Meg
YAS

Additional Info

  • Date Monday, 25 May 2020
  • Location Near Ogden Water
  • Grid Reference SE 05448 31689
  • Latitude 53.781498
  • Longitude -1.9188094
  • Man Hours 62.6
  • Members In Attendance 22

1243

25 May 2020

#CALLOUT
At 11:20 on Monday 25th May Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) were requested to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) with the evacuation of a female who had suffered an ankle injury.
Throughout, CVSRT followed all recommended Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) COVID-19 protocols including appropriate decontamination of all equipment used on the callout.

#1243 Blantyres Rock, Bingley
11:20 Mon 25th May 2020
Duration 3 hrs 33 minutes
In attendance:
17 CVSRT
Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England (MRSDE) search dog Meg
YAS

Additional Info

  • Date Monday, 25 May 2020
  • Location Blantyres Rock, Bingley
  • Grid Reference SE 08631 39051
  • Latitude 53.847625
  • Longitude -1.8702940
  • Man Hours 66.6
  • Members In Attendance 17

MRathon

20 May 2020

From the 23rd May, less than a weeks time, 2 of Calder Valley Search And Rescue Team’s (CVSRT) active supporters will be joining other Mountain Rescue volunteers to run a MR’athon, covering 26 miles in a week whilst adhering to all current government guidelines.

With several of our planned fundraising events cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic it is fantastic to see volunteers from around the country stepping up to the challenge to help raise much needed funds that help to keep search and rescue teams operational.

Thank you to everyone who is taking part, with an extra special thanks to Tracy Cokill and Janet Whittaker. Good luck!

Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England's message:

A tenacious team in trainers are running, walking, cycling or crawling to complete a 'from the front door' (within relevant government exercise guidelines) a 26 mile MR'athon in support of Mountain Rescue!

Last year more than 2000 people in need were helped by Mountain Rescue volunteers and in 2020 MR continues to show selfless commitment to helping others, assisting walkers and climbers, providing crucial support during flood crises, searching for vulnerable people missing from home and supporting the police and ambulance service. Volunteers do all this while having regular jobs and family lives to juggle! During lockdown teams have been supporting their local communities and many team members are key workers currently working incredibly hard on the front line.

Whilst our activities in the outdoors are temporarily limited the Mountain Rescue teams are still working hard to remain operational to save lives. The teams rely on donations and many avenues of fundraising has completely dried up as charity boxes sit empty in pubs, shops and cafes that are closed.

An enthusiastic bunch of volunteer Mountain Rescue Search Dog handlers, Trainee Search Dog handlers, 'Dogsbodies' and supporters have teamed up to run an MR'athon in support of MR Teams across England & Wales. Over 40 runner and non-runner folk alike are dusting off their trainers and adjusting their buffs to clock up the K's from their own front doors over one week from 23rd May 2020. You can follow the efforts of your local team members and everyone online at MRSDE FB page. I'm sure some of the Search Dogs will be getting in on the action too - in fact if you threw their favourite toy for 26 miles there's no way you'd stop them!

We all thank you very, very much if you can help with a donation at this time. We have often been reminded that when this difficult time passes 'the mountains will still be there' and so, with everyone's support, will be our phenomenal volunteer Mountain Rescue Teams saving lives.

To show your support to everyone taking part please visit - http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/MRmarathon

1242

17 May 2020

#CALLOUT At 15:12 on Sunday 17th May Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with the evacuation of an injured 12 year old male near the Stepping Stones, Ripponden.

The casualty was treated by YAS Paramedics and CVSRT medical personnel, packaged onto a stretcher and lifted to the waiting ambulance by West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (WYFRS)

Throughout, CVSRT followed all recommended Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) COVID-19 protocols which includes appropriate decontamination of all equipment used on the callout.

#1242 Stepping Stones, Ripponden
15:12 Sun 17th May 2020
Duration 2 hrs 48 mins
In attendance:
27 CVSRT
YAS
WYFS
West Yorkshire Police

Additional Info

  • Date Sunday, 17 May 2020
  • Location Stepping Stones, Ripponden
  • Grid Reference SE 03514 19085
  • Latitude 53.668230
  • Longitude -1.9482976
  • Man Hours 71.5
  • Members In Attendance 27

1241

16 May 2020

#CALLOUT At 20:28 on Friday 15th May Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) received a request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist with the evacuation of an injured male in Baildon Bank.

YAS provided medical care on scene, CVSRT then packaged the casualty onto a stretcher and carried them a short distance to the awaiting ambulance.

Throughout, CVSRT followed all recommended Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) COVID-19 protocols which includes appropriate decontamination of all equipment used on the callout.

#1241 Baildon Bank, Baildon
20:28 Fri 15th May 2020
Duration 2 hrs 32 mins
In attendance
20 CVSRT
YAS

Additional Info

  • Date Friday, 15 May 2020
  • Location Baildon Bank, Baildon
  • Grid Reference SE 15107 39001
  • Latitude 53.847030
  • Longitude -1.7718673
  • Man Hours 46.6
  • Members In Attendance 20

Stay Safe

14 May 2020

#STAYSAFE

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team continue to stand behind the message asking people to Stay Safe.

We do, however, understand that following the recent announcements from the government, which sees some of the restrictions placed in reaction to the COVID-19 relaxed, many of us will begin to start enjoying the outdoors more frequently and for longer durations.

Accidents do and will happen and as a team all of the extra precautions we are taking are to look out for the safety and wellbeing of our volunteers whilst maintaining the ability to remain operational and take care of the safety and wellbeing of all casualties in need of our help.

What we do ask of anyone planning any time in the outdoors is to be #adventuresmart. No matter the activity, think about your skills and capabilities, check the weather, ensure you have the relevant equipment and clothing and choose an appropriate route to help you stay safe.

So please, be safe but also remember if you do need help, CVSRT are here to provide it.

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