Author: Firefighter/EMR Travis Proksch


Contributing Writer

FF/EMR Travis Proksch has been in the fire service for three year and currently serves with the Shelby Fire Department in Lacrosse, Wisconsin. Travis is passion about the fire service and helping his community. He has been married to his wife Kelly for eighteen years and has two sons, Tyler and Collin.






No one told me…….

I remember sitting in our living room and telling my wife I wanted to join the Fire Department.  I’d seen ...

Thoughts on Volunteer Recruitment and Retention

Hardly a week goes by when a story doesn’t pop up on my Facebook news feed or show up on ...

Aggressive or Reckless?

Recently a neighboring department had a fire that involved 2 structures. The department called for mutual aid from 2 neighboring ...