FFC Officers


Cameron Brown, PhD


Cameron Brown has been a Fort Worth Fire Department Firefighter for 32 years. She currently serves as full-time Fort Worth Fire Department Chaplain. Fire service certifications include State of Texas Master Level Firefighter, Instructor, Inspector, Technical Rescue Technician, and Emergency Medical Technician. She has been a member of the Federation of Fire Chaplains since 1987 and currently serves as president. As a Federation of Fire Chaplains Institute Board Member and Instructor, she teaches Basic and Advanced Fire Chaplaincy classes. She is an adjunct professor at Texas Christian University and serves as  Staff Care Chaplain at Cook Children’s Health Care System. She is a Darkness to Light Stewards of Children Facilitator and a Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator.

Cameron is married to Gary, a retired fire captain and they have one daughter Courtney. Cameron’s interest in relationships involving firefighters and their families sparked the authorship of two curriculums: Fire Families: Family Support and Awareness and Advanced Fire Families for Fire Chaplains.

Cameron is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Her formal education includes: Associate Degree in Fire Science and Technology; Bachelor of Science in Social Work; Master of Divinity in Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Counseling; and a  Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Counseling from Texas Christian University Brite Divinity School.

Larry Modugno

Vice President

Chaplain Larry Modugno retired from 21 years in law enforcement after serving 4 ½ years with San Fernando Police Department and 16 ½ years with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and is presently serving (for the past 16 years) as Trauma Responder/Chaplain for Ventura County Fire, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and Oxnard Police Department.

Chaplain Modugno is a member of the Federation of Fire Chaplains, International Conference of Police Chaplains, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, The International Society for Traumatic Stress Study, and The Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists as a “National Certified Trauma Responder”.  Chaplain Modugno also serves as board member of the CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) Coalition of Ventura County. Chaplain Modugno is also an Ordained Deacon in the Catholic Church.




Jim Cook


Chaplain Jim Cook retired from CDF/Cal Fire and the Riverside County Fire Department as a Battalion Chief after 36 years of service. He has been involved in the Chaplain program in Riverside County since 1997 and helped develop an effective chaplaincy for his department. Their chaplains have supported mutual aid needs for San Bernardino County, San Diego County, and statewide. Chaplain Cook has been a member of the Federation of Fire Chaplains since 2003 and is currently serving on the FFC Board as the secretary. He is a member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Jim serves as the President of the California Fire Chaplain Association which works under the umbrella of the Federation of Fire Chaplains. Chaplain Jim Cook has an A.A. degree in Biblical and Theological Studies which he received in May of 2013. He is a deacon at a Southern Baptist Church and is heavily involved with a ministry of F.I.T.P. in Cabazon, California.

Jim is married to Roxie and they celebrated their 40th year of marriage in 2013. Roxie has been a tremendous support to the Chaplain ministry that Jim has been involved in. Jim and Roxie, with a lot of help from Fire Department Chaplains in southern California hosted the FFC Conference in Palm Springs in 2009. They have six children and six grand-children. Roxie is very active with the FFC and CFCA spouse activities and is always supporting and encouraging.

  John F. Long, Jr.


John F. Long, Jr. has been a firefighter since 1975. Starting his service with the United Fire Company of Montrose, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1978 and served as a Chief Electronics Technician until his retirement in 1998. John is certified as a Fire Officer III, and Fire Instructor III. He has held all of the Line Officers positions and is currently serving as the President of the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Company in Glen Burnie, MD. John started serving as a Fire Chaplain when he was elected to the position with the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Firefighters Association in 2002. In 2003 he was appointed as a Chaplain with the Maryland State Firemen's Association and was elected Chief Chaplain in 2005, a position he currently holds. He was appointed Chaplain with the Anne Arundel County Fire Department in 2006 and is currently serving as Chaplain One for the combination department. He has been a member of the Federation since 2005 and has since completed his Advanced Chaplaincy Certificate and serves as an Instructor. John served as a Deacon with the Lake Shore Baptist Church in Pasadena, MD, and was ordained for service as a Chaplain in 2004. He is married to Mary K. (Kathy) Long since 1979, and they have two boys Daniel (Alissa), and Adam, and two grandchildren.

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