Chuck Helm remembers his first call as an emergency responder. He was fresh out of high school when he joined the Adair County Rescue Squad.
"In 1978, we didn't have the radio communications and technology we have today," he said. "You were notified by somebody calling on the phone."
That first call was in response to a 17-year-old boy who had drowned in a creek.
"I found the body and pulled it out," Helm said.
He remembers seeing the family's reaction, and it left an impression on him that he'll never forget.