In November 2016, Community Foundation for Calderdale shocked the whole of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team by presenting them with a cheque for £60,000. This unparalleled donation has enabled them to achieve great things.
Thanks to the generosity of the Community Foundation for Calderdale, Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team have a brand new state-of-the-art Incident Control Vehicle, affectionately known as ‘Calder Mobile 4’.
Not long after taking delivery of the vehicle, Calder Mobile 4 was called into action on a large multi-team incident last November, where it was used to co-ordinate 11 different Mountain Rescue Teams, Police and Coastguard personnel, vehicles and helicopters in the successful search for a missing person in Haworth. The new vehicle performed admirably and the latest communication technology included in the conversion was fully utilised.
CVSRT will also use the vehicle to coordinate their Flood Response Team when they deploy to help those who are in need due to flooding.
In January 2019 CVSRT members attended the CFFC AGM with the new Calder Mobile 4 to show how the grant has helped the team, CVSRT are now better prepared and equipped than ever for any eventuality.
Here’s a short video about the vehicle that we prepared for the AGM: