Warren County First Responder Website

Public Safety Department Staff

Director Frank Wheatley (66-30) serves as the Warren County Public Safety Director and Emergency Management Coordinator as of January, 2011. He previously held the position of County Emergency Management Coordinator since March, 2005.

During his tenure Frank has also served as President and is the current North Region Vice President of the New Jersey Emergency Management Association. Frank also chairs the County Working Group (CWG). This group is responsible for the steering of the Homeland Security Funding allotted to Warren County. Currently over four million dollars in funding has successfully passed through the county.

Frank is a twenty-six (26) year law enforcement veteran who proudly holds a Masters Degree from Seton Hall University, graduating Summa Cum Laude, is a former EMT and an exempt member of the Wharton Fire Department. He can be reached at (908) 835-2050 and his fax number is (908) 835-2063. His email address is fwheatley@co.warren.nj.us
Deputy Director Bill Hunt (66-31) joined the Warren County Office of Emergency Mananagement on July 5, 2005 in the position of Domestic Preparedness Planner. He currently serves as Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator and Deputy Public Safety Director. He is also the CERT Coordinator for Warren County.

Prior to joining the office, Bill was in law enforcement for 34 1/2 years before retiring in 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) 835-2051 and his fax number is (908) 835-2063. His email address is whunt@co.warren.nj.us
Chief Steven Howell (77-8) is the Communications Center Division Manager. Prior to this title Steve served as Supervising Telecommunicator for Technical Services Unit performing radio programming, staff scheduling and assisting with tower site systems and maintaining console equipment.

Mr. Howell's telephone number is (908) 835-2059 and his fax number is (908) 835-2062. His email address is showell@co.warren.nj.us
Captain Gary Hill (77-4) is the Warren County 9-1-1 Coordinator and Training Officer for the Communications Center, having previously served as Supervising Telecommunicator and also as an assistant in the Technical Services unit.

Gary also serves as a volunteer EMT with Greenwich Emergency Squad and is a past EMS Captain. He previously held the title of Emergency Management Coordinator for Greenwich Township.

Mr. Hill's telephone number is (908) 835-2060 and his fax number is (908) 835-2062. His email address is ghill@co.warren.nj.us
Captain Jason Tarsi (77-31) is the Communcations Manager and heads up the Technical Services Unit in the Communications Center. He is responsible for radio programming and assists with maintenance of Fieldcom and other technical systems in-house and at radio tower sites.

Jason's telephone number is (908) 835-2040 and his fax number is (908) 835-2062. His email address is jtarsi@co.warren.nj.us
Joseph Lake Sr. (33-87) is the Fire Marshal for Warren County. Mr. Lake is a Past Chief of the Hackettstown Fire Department and former NJ State Trooper, having worked for several years in their Arson Investigation Unit. Mr. Lake's telephone number is (908) 835-2066 and his fax number is (908) 835-2067. His email address is jlake@co.warren.nj.us
Joseph Fox Sr. (55-60) serves as Coordinator for the Warren County Fire Academy. He also serves as President of the Warren County Emergency Services and 9/11 Memorial Committee. Chief Fox has served several years with the Washington Fire Department and is a Past Chief. Joe's telephone number is (908) 835-2068 and his fax number at the academy is (908) 835-2067. His email address is jfox@co.warren.nj.us