Connecticut Police and Fire Union Local S-15 has been honored with the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation Benefactor of the Year award for its ongoing support of the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp, a camp available to children between the ages of eight and 18 who are burn survivors.

Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association (UPFFA) of Connecticut President Peter Carozza was in attendance for the November 5 award presentation, along with UPFFA Secretary Lou DeMici.

“On behalf of all UPFFA members, I want to congratulate Local S-15 for receiving this honor,” said Carozza. “Our Connecticut Police and Fire Union members spent countless hours of their own time to raise money so that this camp can continue to do great work on behalf of young burn survivors.”

For the past three years, S-15 members have hosted a golf tournament to benefit the burn camp. The money is raised through registration fees and business sponsors, including gold sponsor Anthem Blue Cross.

This year, the tournament raised $8,100, which was presented to the camp administrators in September. “I am really proud of how hard our members have worked each year to help young burn survivors attend a camp of their peers free of charge,” says Steve McDuell, president of Connecticut Police and Fire Union Local S-15.

The money Local S-15 raised will go to the overall camp operations, including activities such as hiking, fishing, archery and boating for campers.