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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.

April 26 Webcast: Forecasting '22 Sales Tax Revenues

Monday, April 26, 2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)

The pandemic lockdown turned every home into a retail store, and many ESDs saw healthy increases in sales tax revenues as consumers shopped online.
Join SAFE-D for this important webcast as Richard Fletcher of HdL Companies shares his forecasting experience to help ESDs know what to expect now that the state is opening up again.
We welcome your questions during the webcast or send them early to!
Cost is only $40/representative of SAFE-D member ESD or affliated services provider; $75/nonmember.
Texas A&M's V.G. Young Institute of County Government has certified this training for one hour of ESD Commissioner Training Credit.

This webcast is made possible in part by support from Touchstone District Services and Radcliffe Bobbitt Adams Polley PLLC.


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

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.

Save the dates:

Sept. 16-18, 2021

SAFE-D offers an exclusive review of the 87th Legislature, along with the training you need to improve your ESD operations at its Fall Event Sept. 16-18 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Watch for registration to open June 1.

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.

Learn More

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:

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