Warren County
Office of Emergency Management

Staff and Telephone Numbers

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David Gallant
Dave Gallant (66-1) is the Director of Public Safety. He oversees the 9-1-1 Communications Center, Emergency Management, Fire Marshal, and Fire Academy Divisions. Director Gallant has a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a Master's degree in Education, both from Seton Hall University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Dave is a 26 year veteran of the New Jersey State Police, having served the majority of his career in the investigative field. His telephone number is (908) 835-2050 and his fax number is (908) 835-2063.

Frank Wheatley
Frank Wheatley (66-30) serves as the Warren County Emergency Management Coordinator and has held this position since March, 2005. Frank is a retired Police Officer from Wharton Police Department in Morris County. He can be reached at (908) 835-2051 and his fax number is (908) 835-2063.

Patrick Rivoli
Patrick Rivoli (66-31) is Warren County's Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator. He also serves as the Communications Manager (77-1) for the Department of Public Safety. Pat has an Associates Degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Montclair State University. He is also a Team Leader with the Warren County Hazardous Materials Response Team (22-2) and has received formal training as a Public Safety Telecommunicator and as a Tactical Dispatcher for field communications and SWAT team response. Mr. Rivoli is currently Lopatcong Township's Fire Chief (74-60) and Deputy OEM Coordinator (74-31).

Prior to joining the county in February of 1994, Pat worked 12 years for Chesapeake Desicion Sciences in New Providence, NJ as a Senior Project Manager with its planning and scheduling software products and services. Before that, he worked 5 years for Exxon Corporation in Florham Park, NJ as a Computer Systems Analyst. Pat also dispatched part time for the Lopatcong Police Department for 7 years prior to joining with the county.

Pat's telephone number is (908) 835-2040 and his fax number is (908) 835-2063.

Anthony Wyhopen
Anthony Wyhopen volunteers as a county Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator, serving in this position since 1986. Tony has extensive knowledge in emergency management has has worked several years in the chemical industry. He can be reached at (908) 835-2047 and his fax number is (908) 835-2063.

Bill Hunt
Bill Hunt joined the Warren County Office of Emergency Mananagement on July 5, 2005 in the position of Domestic Preparedness Planner. Prior to joining the office, he was in law enforcement for 34 1/2 years before retiring effective January 1, 2005.

From 1970 to 1975 Mr. Hunt was employed with the New Jersey Division of Taxation as an auditor/investigator. During the years 1975 to 1978 he was a patrolman with the Readington Township Police Department, Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, doing normal patrol duties and working in the juvenile bureau and traffic bureau.

From 1978 to 2004 he was employed at the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office rising in rank from Investigator to Captain. Mr. Hunt was involved in all aspects of the office and as the County Counter-Terrorism Coordinator during the last two years. In this position he worked closely with the Hunterdon County Office of Emergency Management and various federal and state agencies.

Prior to his career in law enforcement he was a member of the Lambertville Ambulance and Rescue Squad in Hunterdon County, having served as First Lieutenant and Captain. While serving with the squad, he was an EMT instructor, American Red Cross instructor and American Heart Association instructor.

Mr. Hunt can be reached at (908) 835-2070 and his fax number is (908) 835-2063.