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State Association of Fire and Emergency Districts

SAFE-D is the only organization dedicated to helping the men and women of Texas Emergency Services Districts provide fire protection and emergency medical services to more than 8 million Texans.

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Learn more about ESDs - grassroots governments that provide fire protection or emergency medical services at a fraction of the costs of municipal fire departments.

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Our Next Training

Register today for the Oct. 28 SAFE-D Webcast, “SFFMA's Firefighter Recruitment Initiative”

Recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters is a major challenge in most Texas fire departments. Armed with a SAFER grant, the State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals' Association (SFFMA) has launched a multiyear marketing effort to recruit firefighters.

New SFFMA Executive Director Tim Rutland and former Executive Director Chris Barron, chief of Travis County ESD No. 5, will discuss the initiative and what it means for ESDs in Texas.

Join us at for this streaming webcast at 6:30pm Oct. 28.

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Annual Conference

Save the dates — Feb. 20-22, 2020 — for SAFE-D’s 18th Annual Conference at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston. Registration for the conference and for rooms at the Moody Gardens Hotel opens Nov. 4.

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Click here for and Exhibitor Prospectus