Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team News
February 2020 was a busy month for the team, with eight callouts in total. March also started off relatively busy, but call outs dropped off as the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown kicked-in and people followed the local-exercise only guidance. Three call outs were received during March.
The following statement has been released by Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) in relation to COVID-19 which includes actions that HVMRT is following.
During a recent training session the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue team was able to express our thanks to Portcullis Site Services and OSA Door Parts who between them provided the team with new vehicle doors completely free of charge, following a ram raid incident earlier in the year which damaged two of our four vehicle bay doors.
The team would like to welcome a brand new member... Willow is our new four-legged recruit who is embarking on the beginning of her long training period to become a Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England search dog.
January was a fairly quiet month for the team, with only three call outs, two of which were to assist West Yorkshire Police with high-risk missing persons searches.
November and December saw ten call outs for the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, including a Christmas Eve search for a missing person in Huddersfield.
September and October 2019 saw eight call outs in total: four in September and four in October. Half of them were to support the Police and half were to assist the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.
Following a break-in which happened during the Summer the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team was approached by Carlton Alarms with the offer of the donation of an alarm system for our HQ building.