Kevin H. Tuno, 56, of Burlington City, New Jersey, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at his residence in Burlington City surrounded by his loving family. Born in Philadelphia, Kevin was a lifelong Burlington resident. He was the Burlington County Emergency Management Coordinator for the past 17 years, culminating a career with Burlington County that began as an emergency services dispatcher in 1982.
Kevin was also a former chief of the Burlington City Fire Department, a life member of the Young America Fire Co., and Endeavor Emergency Squad, and a member of the Independent Fire Company, all in Burlington. He was also a member of the NJ Preparedness Association.
Burlington County Freeholder Director Mary Ann O’Brien shared the news of Kevin’s passing on the Burlington County Government Facebook page with a note about his legacy. “The entire Burlington County community is deeply saddened by the passing of our longtime emergency management coordinator Kevin Tuno. Kevin led the county’s response during trying times, including through the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the devastating July 2004 flood, and Superstorm Sandy. He will be truly missed,” she said.
Kevin had over 30 years of experience in emergency management and disaster response. As the emergency management coordinator, Kevin was instrumental in the formation of the Burlington County Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). Kevin received a master’s degree in administrative science, the Certified Public Manager designation from the state of New Jersey, he was a master exercise practitioner and an adjunct professor at Burlington County College. In his spare time, Kevin enjoyed playing the drums, was an avid music lover and enjoyed photography, and was a favorite uncle to all his nieces and nephews.
Barry E. Eck, president of the New Jersey Emergency Management Association, said in a statement:
“Kevin was a talented and dedicated emergency management coordinator who loved his work. His experience and wisdom provided foresight with balance to the otherwise chaotic world of emergency management.”
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