Dunkirk Health and Safety
Dunkirk, Indiana 47336
Telephone 765-717-5883



Dunkirk Health & Safety Officer Report

Dunkirk City Officals

City of Dunkirk Mayor - Gene Ritter - 765-768-6858 - ( Administers Police Department, Health & Safety & Zoning & Animal Control )
City of Dunkirk Judge - Tommy Phillips Jr.
City of Dunkirk Clerk - Tina Elliot - 765-768-6565
Dunkirk City Police Chief - Dane Mumbower - 765-768-6061 - DunkirkPoliceDept_1@comcast.net
Dunkirk City Fire Chief - Steve Fields - 765-768-6122
Water Department Manager - Dace Mumbower - 765-768-6050 - dunkirk2@aol.com
Sewage Department Manager - Larry Wright - 765-768-6401
Dunkirk City Street Department - Mike Kreps - 765-768-1735
Dunkirk City Health & Safety Officer - Richard E. Buckner - 765-717-5883 - richard.buckner@comcast.net
Dunkirk City Zoning Officer - Richard E. Buckner - 765-717-5883 - richard.buckner@comcast.net
Dunkirk City Animal Control Officer - Ted Darr - 765-309-2387

Dunkirk City Council

Dunkirk City Councilman Tom Johnson - Precinct 1 - Park Department & Council President - 765-768-6613
Dunkirk City Councilman Bryan Jessup - Precinct 1 - Fire Department - 765-730-6450 - Bryan.Jessup@comcast.net
Dunkirk City Councilwoman Lisa Street - Precinct 3 - Water Department - 765-768-7935
Dunkirk City Councilman Jack Robbins - Precinct 1 - Street Department - 765-768-7482
Dunkirk City Councilman - Jesse Bivens - Precinct 3 - Sewage Department - 765-768-6848


Dunkirk City Council : 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM   Dunkirk City Court : 2nd Thursday of the month 6:00 PM


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I recently spoke with Police Chief Dane Mumbower regarding a better form of communication for members of the Community Watch Program. The device is a VHF/UHF Hand Held 2 Way Radio much like the one the police use but at a vastly reduced cost. Less than $30.00

1. The radio would allow communications between a number of Community Watch Members at the same time.

2. In the even of a power putage and or cell tower outage ( tornado or sever thunderstorms ) the radio would still allow communications between members.

3. The radio would also act as a portable scanner allowing members to listen to Police, Fire, EMS, National Weather Service and Amateur Radio Operators.

4. The radio is portable and can be used in the car as well as outside or while walking.

5. No busy signals to worry about.

6. The radio has security features that allow complete communication security and prevents unauthorized communications either listening to or broadcasting on frequencies used by the Community Watch Members.

7. The radio has acccess to various communication services to include FRS and GMRS and the 5 MURS frequencies which is in the VHF Hi Band area near the police frequencies. The MURS frequencies are totally legal for citizens to use and would allow direct access to a police officer who could have one of these radios in his car. It would be understood that these are not toys and should only be used to communicate with any law enforcement offical on a desiganted frequencies possibly on one of the MURS frequencies which does not require any licenses whatsoever.

8. A weekly "met" could be established to provide all Community Watch members to communicate with other Watch Members to ask questions and provide valuable information between membrs during a "Net"

9. The radio has a built in bigh intensity "flashlight" feature built in to it.

10. The radio has a "hands free" VOX feature allowing you to communicate without pushing the transmit to talk button.

Additional features include :

128 Channels
Dual Band
136-174MHz VHF Frequencies
400-520MHz UHF Frequencies
Repeater Capable
4W/1W Transmit Power
Li-Ion Battery Pack
Rechargeable Battery Included
Battery Charger
FM Radio
Emergency Alarm
Channel Scan
Skip Channel
Dual Watch
Busy Channel Lockout
Call Tone
CTCSS Manual Input
Backlit LCD Display
Power-On Display Message
Battery Meter
Low Battery Alert
Power Saver
Timeout Timer
VOX ( Voice Operated Relay - Hands Free Communications )
Keypad Lock
Audible Button Beeps
English Voice Prompts
Drop-In Charge Capable
Audio Accessory Connector
One Year Manufacturer Warranty

If anyone is interested please contact me at richard.buckner@comcast.net or call me on my Dunkirk Health & Safety Officer phone number 765-717-5883.

Thank you

Rick Buckner - Dunkirk Health and Safety Officer.




Identify a friend or relative in a different state who can coordinate communications in case your family is separated.

Talk with officials about school disaster plans.

Prepare a disaster supply kit with emergency supplies (including but not limited to):

Flashlight with extra batteries;

Whistle for emergency signaling;

Portable, battery-operated radio with extra batteries;

First Aid Kit and manual;

Emergency food and water supplies for three days;

Non-electric can opener;

Essential medicines for at least seven days;

Cash and credit cards;

Other supplies necessary for life (non-perishable food, water, etc.).

Make a list of important items and stores where they can be purchased:

Special equipment and supplies, e.g., hearing aid batteries;

Current prescription names and dosages;

Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of doctors and pharmacists;

Detailed information about your medication regimen and medical history.

Ensure that all family members wear appropriate medical-alert tags.

Know the location of shelters, evacuation points and routes in your community.

Do a hazard assessment of your home and mitigate identified hazards.

Know the location of and how to shut off your home’s utilities.

Talk with your children about what they should do during an emergency.

Keep important phone numbers listed by the telephone and teach children how and when to call 9-1-1.

Purchase a NOAA Weather Radio with a tone alert feature to stay informed about severe weather and other important information.

Consult with your insurance agent about your insurance coverage, as most polices do not cover earthquake or flood damage. Protect valuable property and equipment with special riders and consider obtaining business continuity insurance.

Determine how you will protect your pets or animals in the event of a disaster – some shelters do not allow pets (working service animals are permitted).

Check that all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working. Every six months change the smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries and the perishable supplies in your disaster kit.

Speak with neighbors about their emergency plans, and how you can help each other during a crisis.

Enroll in a CPR, first aid or disaster preparedness course



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