This weekend marked the first big test for first responders in Scott County with the presence of over 10,000 ATV-ers and the absence of an area hospital.
Brimstone Recreation's White Knuckle event brought thousands of people to Huntsville and Scott County for the weekend to enjoy the Cumberland Mountain's trails.
Scott County's only hospital closed on Wednesday after the county's negotiations with a potential operator fell through.
Scott County EMS Director Jim Reed says he was very pleased with their level of response.
Three people were transported via LIFESTAR helicopters to UT Medical Center following ATV injuries.
Two more were transported via ambulance.
One injured person arrived at the hospital in a personal vehicle.
Reed says they had nine ambulances on duty Saturday-- two on the mountain and seven cruising the county.
They also received support from neighboring county's EMS.
Brimstone Office Manager Donika Terry says they do get questions from visitors about emergency services.
"This is a question we do get from people traveling, 'how close is the nearest hospital?'" says Terry.
But she says they reassure customers that helicopters are able to get trauma victims to treatment.
That being said, as the event continues to expand she says it is an issue they're aware of.
"It would ease our minds a lot of there was a hospital here," says Terry.
The event continues Sunday with open riding from 10-4 p.m.