Justin Lee

Camp ranger, Camp Yawgoog


Lives in Ashaway


Justin grew up in Milford, CT. Last year he went back to school to finish his Associates degree in Fire Science from CCRI. For the past 17 years, he has worked for the Boy Scouts of America as a camp ranger at Camp Yawgoog, a job he truly enjoys. He is an EMT and has been active as a volunteer of the Hope Valley-Wyoming Fire Department for 17 years. After six years, he became Lieutenant of the heavy rescue truck. In 2005, he rose to the rank of Captain. In this capacity, he is responsible for the ongoing training of over 40 active volunteers. Chief Stanley recognizes Justin as one of “the most conscientious and hard working men I have ever had the pleasure of working with.” Justin risks his own life to help others when responding to fires and water rescues.

In 2010, Justin risked his own life when he became a donor of half his liver to save his mom’s life. Today, his mom is doing well and living a normal, healthy life. Justin’s heroic act helped raise awareness of liver donations. He has been an inspiration to the community. Justin and his family are members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hope Valley, where he taught confirmation classes for over 10 years.


He resides with his wife Gina, and his three sons, Colin, Dayton and Colton, at Camp Yawgoog.


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