Kaufman County Courthouse
100 W. Mulberry
Kaufman, TX 75142

Hazardous waste and tire collection event has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 25th

The Office of Emergency Management is the successor of the Office of Civil Defense

Emergency Management Coordinator – Steve Howie
2125 S. Houston St.
Kaufman, TX 75142
Phone: 972-932-9695
Fax: 972-932-1368

The Civil Defense Act of 1950 created offices of “Civil Defense” in cities and counties throughout the United States, and was primarily focused on planning for a Nuclear Attack.

In the late 1970s, the focus of planning changed to more of an “all hazards” approach, so the offices began to concentrate more on the day-to-day types of emergencies such as severe weather, hazardous materials, large fires, plane crashes, etc.