If you ask the youngest members of the Charlestown Ambulance Rescue Service what drew them to join the agency, many will tell you it was the opportunity to serve the community. When asked who inspired them and why they remain, the answer often comes back to Capt. Travis Serra and his wife, Capt. Katie Serra.
"Travis and Katie are such an inspiration to me and all who know them," a teenage member wrote recently in recommending them for accommodation to the Rhode Island Southern Firefighters League. "They are welcoming, supportive and always willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the success of their team, family and friends. I can not be more grateful for the impact these two have had on my life and in such a short period of time."
The couple isn't the type to brag and when asked about their impact and why they do it, they will simply tell you they like volunteering and it's all part of the job.