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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.

March 1 Webcast: Ken Campbell-Ask Me Anything

March 1, 2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CST)

Longtime ESD Attorney Ken Campbell – who’s also a volunteer firefighter and ESD commissioner – sits down with SAFE-D to answer questions on legal issues that face Texas emergency services districts. This isn’t legal advice – districts will need to consult their own counsel for that – but it’s a broad-brush look at how to address legal topics that arise frequently for ESDs.

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

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER

This webcast is made possible in part by support from Infinity Services:

SAFE-D Platform

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

https://www.safe-d.org/21-safe-d-platform/

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:  https://tdem.texas.gov/esd-reports

SAFE-D On-Demand Training

SAFE-D has expanded on-demand training. These courses offer ESD Commissioners a chance to earn certified training credit on their own schedule. You can select when and where you want to access recordings. These courses will be available through April 30.

Click here to select your SAFE-D On-Demand Training.

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. 16-18 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 https://www.safe-d.org/video-library/.

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 safed@texas.net.

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