It’s true that many Stamford Firefighters regularly work on projects outside of the Department that are related to our profession and are worthy of recognition. It’s also true that many of these members go unrecognized by the nature of the efforts being outside the formal organization.

But one guy, Tom Brown, has always been at the top of the list for his outstanding off-duty effort, year after year.

Tom has been a counselor at The Arthur C Luf Children’s Burn Camp for 27-years and counting.  He was named “Firefighter of the Year in 1996” by his Peers at the Stamford Exchange Club. In 2003, Tom was named a Burn Camp Counselor of the year by the IAFF.

The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp is a safe, natural outdoor environment for kids ages 8 to 18 from around the world who have survived life-altering burn injuries. The Burn Camp became a reality in 1991 after many years and hours of dedication and planning by late President and Founder, Arthur C. Luf. Located in Union, Connecticut on the Massachusetts line near Sturbridge, MA, it is set on 176 acres with its own pond for swimming and boating. A beautiful setting in the woods of Connecticut. The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp is the only one of its kind in the Northeast. All children attend free of charge. All expenses for lodging, meals, arts/crafts, activities and programs are paid for by the Foundation.

Kudos to Tom for his dedication to this worthy and AWESOME cause.

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