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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.

SAFE-D Platform

After work by its Legislative Task Force, SAFE-D has developed
this legislative agenda for the 87th Session.

The 87th Legislature begins
Jan. 12, 2021

ESD Reports

Emergency Services District reports are due to the Texas Division of Emergency Management by Jan. 1, 2021. To file your report, go to the TDEM website:

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.

Annual Conference

With deterioration of the COVID-19 situation in North Texas, as shown in this Dec. 3 reporting from the Fort-Worth Star Telegram, the SAFE-D Board has, with regret, decided to cancel the 2021 Annual Conference. The Annual Conference had been scheduled Feb. 18-20 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

SAFE-D is exploring virtual alternatives to provide essential education to ESD officials throughout 2021.

To offer our SAFE-D members and the ESD community the chance to get training in person, SAFE-D will hold a Fall Event Sept. 15-17 in Fort Worth. Y'all come!

The Fall Event will be a perfect lead-in to the 2022 Annual Conference at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Round Rock (just north of Austin). That's scheduled Feb. 17-19, 2022.

Click here for the 19th Annual Conference Official Program.

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.

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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