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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 10 million Texans.

SAFE-D On-Demand Training

PLEASE NOTE: To allow staff time to prepare for the upcoming Annual Conference, On-Demand training will be suspended Monday, January 10. Watch for On-Demand Training to return later this year.

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 Jan. 10.

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

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.

SAFE-D Video: How to Create an ESD

More areas across Texas are considering creating an emergency services district to provide reliable funding for fire protection or emergency medical services.
SAFE-D has created a short, free video with steps required to create an ESD.
SAFE-D encourages residents who are considering an ESD to consult with an attorney experienced in local government matters to assist in the process.
We welcome your questions at



SAFE-D is getting the band back together in Feb. 17-19 in Round Rock. More than 700 ESD Commissioners and staff are expected to gather at the Kalahari Convention Center for essential training and networking. SAFE-D will apply to Texas A&M's V.G. Young Institute of County Government for certification of 12 hours of ESD Commissioner Training Credit. Early bird registration for a representative from a SAFE-D Member ESD is only $295 by Jan. 31 ($455/nonmmember).

Click here to register for the 2022 SAFE-D Annual Conference.

View the Tentative Conference Schedule.

Hotel Information: No more rooms are available at the discounted SAFE-D rate at Kalahari Resort & Convention Center.

Nearby hotels:

LaQuinta (less than one mile)

Hampton Inn (Hutto)

EXHIBITS INFORMATION: Exhibit Booth space is SOLD OUT. Click here for information on sponsoring!

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

Your ESD Report is Due January 1, 2022

Under Chapter 775.083, all emergency services districts in Texas are required to file an annual report with the Texas Department of Emergency Management. The report is due Jan. 1.
Through an agreement with TDEM, SAFE-D has developed an online system to collect the reports. SAFE-D will transmit all reports received by Jan. 1 to TDEM.
Use the link below to file your report. Before you file:
1) Designate the person from your ESD who will complete the filing. Multiple submissions (for example, by the president and the secretary of your ESD Board of Commissioners) may complicate your compliance.
2) Review the form to make sure you have the information you need  (i.e. district population and area).
3) Before you press the Submit button, press the Print button to print the report for your records.


Click here to submit your report for Jan. 1, 2022

Congratulations to Jasper County ESD No. 4 for being the first ESD to file the 2022 report!

Want to know about ESDs?

If you have questions about Texas ESDs or would like some general information, let SAFE-D know!

Click here.

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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