Families across the nation will gather to honor their fathers this weekend.
Jay Young's children will attempt to celebrate Father's Day as well, but the whole family knows it may not happen. With Jay's three sons, Eric, Justin and Jamison, following in their dad's footsteps to become emergency medical technicians, it's as likely as not that one of them will get called into work or a pager will go off and they will have to leave the party to go save a life or help someone in need.
It's a lifestyle they've learned to live with — and to love — since making the choice to serve as part-time EMTs in addition to their regular day jobs.
"You get used to it. You don't get much sleep sometimes, but you find that patient outcomes are the most important part," said Jamison, a registered nurse at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.