For Immediate Release
MAYSLANDING, N.J. (May 11, 2016) - Representatives of Atlantic City Electric presented the company's Tenth Annual Merit of Excellence Award for Commitment to Public Safety to Kevin Tuno, who recently passed away. The posthumous presentation was made to Tuno's wife, Debbie, on May 4 during the annual New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference at the Tropicana Casino & Resort.
"We are honored to recognize Kevin for his many years of service and dedication to emergency management and public safety," said Vince Maione, Atlantic City Electric region president. "He was a respected leader and many relied on his expertise regarding issues pertaining to public safety. Kevin will be remembered for his dedication to his profession and the lasting impact he had on others."
The Merit of Excellence Award for Commitment to Public Safety was created to honor those who commit their time and talents to the residents and visitors of our region and to recognize individuals or organizations that have made a significant contribution to emergency preparedness and safety in southern New Jersey.
Tuno, described as a leader and mentor to many, committed more than 30 years of his career to emergency management and preparedness. Most recently Tuno served as Burlington County's emergency management coordinator. He was a former fire chief as well as an adjunct professor educating students at Burlington County College.
Atlantic City Electric supports the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference through its Emergency Services Partnership Program, which provides resources for safety initiatives, education, recruitment and retention activities, and scholarship opportunities for police, fire and emergency management officials.
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