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

Exhibiting at Flood Expo

27/28 September 2017

The ExCeL, London

Rescue Demonstration

19 May 2017

Barry Community Water Activity Centre, Barry Docks


24 May 2017


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

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Latest News

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.

18 dec

CAVRA awarded DfT/DEFRA funding

CAVRA has been awarded a grant of £5065.32 towards the cost of additional PPE and Radio equipment for their Flood & Swift Water Rescue Team. This money will help us to provide assistance during flood and water rescue situations either locally, regionally or nationally.

CAVRA forms part of the All-Wales Flood Response team, and is also part of the DEFRA National Flood Rescue response, and was upgraded to a "B" type team in 2016.

01 jan

CAVRA becomes official partner of The Flood Expo

CAVRA has become an official partner of The Flood Expo 2017 - 27-28 Sep 2017. We will be hosting water exercises on the River Thames as well as engaging visitors on our stand.