Who we are

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) is a 100% voluntary charity, that operates within Mountain Rescue (England & Wales) guidelines and is part of the Mid-Pennine Search & Rescue region supporting the statutory emergency services, working on behalf of West Yorkshire Police.

Search and Rescue Capabilities include:

Search and Rescue Planning & Management, Specialist Medical Treatment, Technical Steep Ground and Crag Rescue, Night and Adverse Weather Search & Rescue, Body Recovery, Swiftwater / Flood Rescue and Stretcher Evacuation.

What’s that in numbers?



It costs approximately £35,000 per year just to remain operational.

This amount is raised entirely through donations from the community and local business. All donations go directly towards keeping a roof over our heads, maintaining our emergency response vehicles, purchasing essential life-saving equipment and training team member’s new skills.

We receive no direct funding from the council or government.
Thank you for helping us to help you.


Fundraising and Public Events

CVSRT Original Giraffe® Multifunctional Headwear

Made in UK with 100% Coolmax winter weight microfiber. Seamless Knit.

One size fits all. Measures approx 50cm x 24.5cm. Weight 1.3oz.

Item comes on a display header card and individually bagged.

£8.00 + £1.50 Postage & Packaging (UK only)

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Latest Tweets


  • Incident #1163
    2019-05-14 at Top Brink
    At 16:41 on Tuesday 14 May Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team received a request…
  • Incident #1158
    2019-04-02 at Black Carr Woods, Bradford
    In the early hours of Tuesday 2nd April Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team received…
  • Incident #1162
    2019-04-30 at Colden Clough
    At 17:58 on Tuesday 30 April Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team received a request…
  • Incident #1160
    2019-04-21 at Ilkley Moor
    At 7:20 on Sunday 21st April Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team received a request…

Team News

  • Mayor's Charity Donation
    Councillor Andy Hollis, the outgoing Mayor of #Todmorden, visited The Rescue Post on Tuesday 21st May. He enjoyed a guided tour of the base and demonstration of equipment, before presenting…
  • Joint exercise with Yorkshire Air Ambulance
    On Monday Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team took part in a whole day training exercise with Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The training introduced five new recruit air crew paramedics to:…
  • Spring Core Skills Training Day
    Last Saturday Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team held a ‘Core Skills Training Day’ at Blakedean Scout Hostel. Traditionally these have been an annual event, though we plan to have…
  • Finn did well
    Yesterday saw the start of Cruft’s and a time of year when dogs of all shapes, sizes and uses hit our screens. For CVSRT, and many other Lowland Rescue and…

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