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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.

Webcast: Supplemental Assistance to Firefighter Grants

FEMA's Andrea Selmon tells ESDs what they need to know about funding through the CARES Act for the Assistance to Firefighter Grants. Click here.

For a PDF of her presentation, click here.

For a PDF of information about AFG, click here.

Sorry, ESD Commissioner Training Credit is not available for this video.

June 15 Webcast: 2020 Tax Calendar

Join SAFE-D at 6:30 p.m CDT, Monday June 15, 2020.

Under legislation passed last year, It's a whole new ballgame for Texas local governments, including ESDs. SAFE-D Legislative Counsel John Carlton (The Carlton Law Firm, PLLC) describes the steps that all ESDs must follow under new legislation as they adopt their budgets and set their tax rates.

Click here to register for this webcast. Cost is only $35/representatives of SAFE-D member ESD or service provider; $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 generous support provided by VFIS of Texas. 


New: Video Library

Access recordings of SAFE-D webcasts by clicking to

After SAFE-D's 2020 Conference, 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 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