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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

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 Sept. 30.

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



SEPT. 16-18, Fort Worth Convention Center

SAFE-D offers its first in-person, post-pandemic statewide conference to provide an exclusive review of the 87th Legislature, along with the training you need to improve your ESD operations.


Cost is only $295 (Early Bird discount before Aug. 19) for representatives of SAFE-D member ESDs and affiliated service providers; $455/nonmember). SAFE-D will apply to the V.G. Young Institute of County Government, part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, to serve as the event's Educational Sponsor for purposes of continuing education and certify this training for up to 9 hours of ESD Commissioner Continuing Education.

HOTEL INFORMATION: While there is no official "host hotel", SAFE-D has reserved a block of rooms with reduced rates at three hotels, all within walking distance of the Convention Center. Hotel information can be found by clicking here.


SAVE THE 2022 DATES: 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

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.

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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