The open day will take place at the team's Mytholmroyd base

The open day will take place at the team's Mytholmroyd base

A rescue team is throwing open its doors to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team’s open day will give the public an opportunity to see the team’s life-saving equipment and response vehicles and meet some of the dogs that join in searches.

The open day will take place this Saturday at the rescue team’s base in Thrush Hill Road, Mytholmroyd, in West Yorkshire.

A spokesperson for the team, which covers the area around its South Pennines base, said: “This is the perfect opportunity to meet the team and the other statutory emergency services too.

“Get hands-on with the life-saving equipment, emergency response vehicles and meet some of the search dogs.

Some of the team's search dogs will be at the event

Some of the team's search dogs will be at the event

“There will be mountain rescue merchandise on sale to help raise funds for the team, plus a chance to pick up some of our limited-edition 50th anniversary items too.

“Everyone is welcome so bring all the family.”

The open day will run from 11am to 3pm on 18 June at the team’s headquarters.

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