24th Annual New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference




Kevin H. Tuno was the Burlington County Emergency Management Coordinator for 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 New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association.

At his passing, Burlington County Freeholder Director Mary Ann O’Brien said, “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.'

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.

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.”

Kevin Tuno died at age 56 on Sept. 15, 2015, at his residence in Burlington City.

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