Objectives and Services

What does CAVRA do and what we can provide


We educate people in how to keep themselves safe in dangerous environments

Search & Rescue

CAVRA works closely with the 999 services to locate and rescue

Water Safety

We provide training and information for people to keep safe in and around water


Trained in various levels of medical care and first aid we provide life saving support

Disaster Aid

Working closely with organisations to provide relief and aid during a disaster


Trained to use blue lights and sirens, CAVRA attends time critical emergencies

Severe Weather

Covering areas of South Wales often hit with severe weather sees us in snow, ice and floods

Emergency Services Support

Acting as a public service to the local Police forces, NHS Trusts, Coastguard and others during times of distress

Support Your Local Community

Become part of team CAVRA!

Team CAVRA always welcomes new members, people from all types of backgrounds with various types of skills are required to keep things running, from welfare and PR to transport and rescue technicians everyone is welcome.

Join team CAVRA

Upcoming Events

Some of our upcoming public events

Wreath Laying Ceremony

20 November 2016

Bristol Channel / Aberthaw Coast

Cowbridge Reindeer Parade

27 November 2016

Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan

SRT Training

07 December 2016

Welsh Institute of Sport

Established 16 years ago,
CAVRA has been serving the community and keeping people
safe since 2000.

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Years in Service


Total Callouts


Lives Touched

Latest News

12 apr

CAVRA involved in exercise Polygon

Exercise Polygon was a flooding and missing person scenario involving all of the relevant agencies.

30 jul

Upgraded to DEFRA B team

CAVRA is now officially recognised as a national DEFRA B type team.

21 nov

Assisting flood relief efforts

CAVRA were called out to assist in the flood relief efforts in the Cardiff area, laying sandbags and assisting the community.