Local Rescue and E-911 services have been in the spotlight for the past several months.
However, this week has been set aside to recognize EMS workers nationwide as national Emergency Medical Services week.
Many local EMS workers say their jobs are tough but worth the stress.
For some, Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue Director Allen Bottoms said, the job is in the blood, with many family members having at one point donned Rescue gear. For others, he said, Rescue becomes like a home to them.
"It's family," Bottoms said.