As the Office of Emergency Managment we care about the citizens in our area. It is our duty to let everyone know the importance of preparedness. For an individual the idea of preparedness can be an intimidating thought and can seem overwhelming but being prepared does not have to be difficult. Being prepared can be as simple as leaving a warm blanket in your car in the winter and bottles of water in your car in the summer. Other things like having smoke detectors and fire extinguishers in your home, building an emergency preparedness kit and signing up for the Kaufman County Emergency Alert System can be lifesaving in an event of an emergency.