Search and rescue team placed on ‘stand-by’ alert status as winter weather caused hazardous conditions for emergency services.
Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT), of Thrush Hill Road, Mytholmroyd, was on call to aid emergency services last week.
Rescue vehicles Calder 1, 2 and 3 were crewed with quick response teams, ready to deploy at a moments notice, as the Artic conditions took hold .
The team was first called to a house on Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge, where an elderly man had suffered a fall and sustained knee injuries.
CVSRT quickly arrived on the scene to move the patient who was placed on a stretcher and sledged down the snow covered road to a waiting ambulance.
Shortly after returning to The Rescue Post, team members were alerted to a similar incident at Mount Pleasant, Todmorden, where Yorkshire Ambulance Service required assistance with a casualty suffering from chest pains.
Despite the snow, all incidents were dealt with promptly and successfully.
CVSRT returned to normal ‘callout’ status and the quick response teams returned to their homes.
The team is staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers and depend on direct donations to keep the £35,000 a year operation going.
To find out how you can help, visit their website: http://www.cvsrt.org.uk/