Unlike other European countries, Mountain Rescue Services within the UK are free of charge, available to all and provided by well trained volunteers who are called out by and assist the police.
The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team averages between 25 and 30 incidents a year totalling about 1000 hours of search and rescue provision for West Yorkshire Police and assistance for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.
The team’s immediate area of response is the southern half of West Yorkshire. Although most incidents involve search and rescue on the moors and hills of West Yorkshire many incidents occur in rural lowland areas such as parks, woods and farmland.
If you need to call us out for you should dial 999, ask for the Police and then ask for Mountain Rescue. We do not accept call outs from any other method.
A new £58,000 response vehicle is now in the hands of the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, following a six-week conversion programme carried out by Burnley-based Pickup Systems.
The new vehicle joins the Team’s other vehicles, a Land Rover Defender 110 and a Movano van, which is used to control incidents.