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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.

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

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.

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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ESD reports due to Comptroller April 1

ESDs are required annually to report their information to the Comptroller for inclusion in the Special Purpose District Public Information Database. An ESD must report if during its most recent fiscal year it:

• had bonds outstanding;

• had gross receipts in excess of $250,000; and/or

• had cash and temporary investments in excess of $250,000.

For more information or to make your report, go to

ESDs and Coronavirus: What's Changed

The coronavirus epidemic is having a profound impact on the way that Texas Emergency Services Districts operate. To help clear the air (which everyone is trying to do), SAFE-D presented a webcast -- attended by almost 200 participants -- March 23. SAFE-D's Legislative Counsel John Carlton discusses changes to open meetings, public information act and revenue forecasting thrust on ESDs by the coronavirus.

Click here for a recording of this very important webcast.*

Click here for a PDF of the presentation.

*Sorry: This recording is not eligible for ESD commissioner training credit.

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.

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