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Welcome to the

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.

Nov. 30 Webcast: Legislative Preview

The national election may be still in the wind, but the votes in Texas are counted. Join SAFE-D's Legislative Team -- John Carlton, the Carlton Law Firm; The Hon. Jaime Capelo, the Capelo Law Firm; Carolyn Marchan Saegert, Stalwart Strategies -- for an important webcast to preview the upcoming 87th Session.

6:30pm Monday, Nov. 30

Cost is only $40/representative of SAFE-D member ESD; $70 nonmember.

Texas A&M's V.G. Young Institute of County Government has certified this webcast for one hour of ESD Commissioner Training Credit.


After work by its Legislative Task Force, SAFE-D has developed this legislative agenda for the 87th Session. During the webcast, you'll learn more and be able to ask questions.

This webcast is made possible by generous support of VFIS of Texas and Casco Industries.


Coronavirus Information for ESDs

SAFE-D is providing information to assist ESDs in their response to the coronavirus pandemic. Click here.

Gov. Abbott's April 6 report on PPEs. Click here.

Video Library

Access recordings of SAFE-D webcasts by clicking to

Coming Soon: This content will only be available to members through the soon-to-be-released Member Center.

Annual Conference

As you may know, SAFE-D's Annual Conference is scheduled Feb. 18-20, 2021 at the Fort Worth Convention Center, and SAFE-D had arranged for blocks of rooms at three nearby hotels. In normal years, we would open up those blocks and registration for the conference on Nov. 1.

As you definitely know, there's a pandemic going on, and this year isn't normal. We will not be opening the hotel block until Dec. 1 at the earliest.

The SAFE-D Board of Directors is monitoring the situation, which seems to be changing with the arrival of fall weather. The Board will make a decision soon on the best approach to the 2021 Conference.

Like everyone else, we long for the return of some level of normalcy that would allow us to have a large, in-person conference where ESD officials can get the important training they need. However, we must balance that desire with the need to protect the health and safety of attendees, exhibitors and staff. We want SAFE-D to be safe.

As soon as we know more about the Annual Conference, we'll share information with you.


Click here for the 19th Annual Conference Official Program.

Want to know about ESDs?

If you have questions about Texas ESDs or would like some general information, let SAFE-D know!

Click here.

ESD Websites

Senate Bill 2, passed in 2019, requires Texas ESDs to maintain websites and specifies information that must be available to the public. Here's a link to statutory requirements for local government websites, including ESDs.

Here is a link to Texas ESD websites.

To have your ESD's website added to this list, email

FAQs About ESDs

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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Thanks to these generous sponsors of SAFE-D's 19th Annual Conference