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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.

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.

July 13 Webcast: Sales Tax Forecast

Just in time for budgeting season, join SAFE-D and representatives from HdL Companies to discuss the outlook for sales tax collections in the state.

What's changed with the arrival of COVID-19 and what will that do to your ESD's revenue picture?

Cost is only $35 for representatives of SAFE-D member ESDs and affiliated service providers; $55/nonmember.


Texas A&M's V.G. Young Institute of County Government has certified this training for one (1) hour of ESD Commissioner Training Credit.

This webcast is made possible in part by support from Radcliffe Bobbitt Adams Polley PLLC

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

Annual Conference

SAFE-D’s 19th Annual Conference at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston was a record-shattering success.

SAVE THE DATE: SAFE-D 20th Annual Conference, Feb. 18-20, 2021, Fort Worth Convention Center.

Click here for the 19th Annual Conference Official Program.

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