Kaufman County Courthouse
100 W. Mulberry
Kaufman, TX 75142
Contact Us

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.