Elite volunteers based in Las Vegas provide help around the world

They held their first training class this weekend, teaching Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers how to give immediate and emergency aid to their K9 companions in the field.

From natural disasters to medical aid and surgery, even education, Team 5 is a highly skilled group of people deploying to make a difference.

“If we can’t get to the places that are off the beaten path, then we can’t help anybody,” said Eric Linder, the Founder of Team 5, and that’s what the Team 5 Quick Response Vehicle is for. “This turns into an operating room if we need to.”

It’s fully equipped for any type of emergency. “It’s one thing to learn a skill set in the classroom, it’s another to put it to use in real life,” Linder said...