CVSRT - August 2021

#Callouts 2021

15 Aug 2021
#Callouts 2021
It has been another busy year for Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) with 72 callouts so far in 2021.
While we like to share our involvement when supporting the statutory emergency services, in particular West Yorkshire Police (WYP) and Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS), there are occasions where, due the sensitivity of the incident, we feel it is better not to share to on our social media pages. 
As such it may have seemed CVSRT have been less busy recently. We are indeed as busy as ever and as always we are on call and available 24 hours a day all year round. 
We would also like to take the opportunity to thank our neighbouring teams Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team (RPMRT), Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA), Oldham Mountain Rescue Team (OMRT) and in particular Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team (HVMRT) who are consistently available should we need some extra support.

Team Training

14 Aug 2021
Team Training
Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) were in Heptonstall on Tuesday evening for some group training, only the 2nd full team training session held since the start of the pandemic.  The training covered casualty immobilisation and packaging when dealing with potential neck, back, hip and upper leg injuries.  
Joining the team throughout the evening was MP for Halifax, Holly Lynch.  Holly has agreed to represent Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) at a national level, in Parliament, and re-establish the All Party Parliamentary Group.
As always a big thank you to our support members for giving up their time to act as casualties and to the Heptonstall Bowling Club for the use of their car park. 

New Recruits

04 Aug 2021
New Recruits
All new aspirant Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) candidates are required to go through our three-stage selection process.  This includes submitting an initial application form, attending an open evening and finally a 10 hour long hill skills assessment. This is designed to check applicants suitability to progress onto our training programme.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Nathan (a returning team member), Stuart, Luke, Rob and John as our trainees for 2021-22.  Welcome to the team and we wish you every success on your Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) journey.  
They have wasted no time in getting involved having attended two training sessions so far along with supporting our monthly vehicle and equipment maintenance evening.
CVSRT would like to thank all the applicants who expressed interest in joining the team and attended the selection process.  
Please note that although our recruitment application form remains open any submissions will be held on file until we recruit again (date to be confirmed).  
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Thank You Damian and Skye
Following many years service, last week saw Damian and Skye complete their last day with Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA Wales). 
Over the last 4 years they worked as a qualified trailing dog team with over 100 callouts covering large parts of the Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) area. 
Thank you from all at Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) for your invaluable service over the years and we wish you well for the future.

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