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SAFE-D On-Demand Training

To help ESD commissioners get their required training during this time of social distancing, SAFE-D has arranged to provide seven courses for a total of 10 hours of certified training. Texas A&M V.G. Young's Institute of County Government has relaxed its interactivity requirements to all for these special courses. These courses expire Sept. 30, 2021. If you have questions regarding any of the offerings, email safed@texas.net.

 

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Respect in the Workplace (Click here to register)

Noted Labor Law Attorney Judy Osborn helps ESDs navigate the minefields of sexual harassment and other sensitive employer-employee interactions in this important webcast. Texas A&M's V.G. Young Institute of County Government has certified this on-demand training for one hour of ESD Commissioner Training Credit. Cost is $75 for SAFE-D members; $125 for nonmembers.This presentation is made possible in part by support from Siddons-Martin.

 

Inside TIFMAS (Click here to register)

Join SAFE-D and TIFMAS Coordinators Chief J.J. Wittig (Travis County ESD No. 3) and Chief Carter Johnson (Montgomery County ESD No. 6) as they discuss the major role that TIFMAS plays in keeping all Texans safe. How can your ESD participate - when you need help or can offer help? Cost is only $75/representative of SAFE-D Member ESD or associated service provider; $125/nonmember. Texas A&M's V.G. Young Institute of County Government has certified this training for one (1) hour of ESD Commissioner Training credit. This presentation is made possible in part by support from Siddons-Martin.

 

Ken Campbell-Ask Me Anything (Click here to register)

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. Cost is only $75/representative of SAFE-D member ESD or affliated services provider; $125/nonmember. Texas A&M's V.G. Young Institute of County Government has certified this online training for one hour of ESD Commissioner Training Credit. This presentation is made possible in part by support from Siddons-Martin.

 

ABCs of ESDs (Click here to register)

This is an introductory course designed for persons who are just getting involved with Emergency Services Districts or for veterans who would like a refresher course. Students will get an overview of ESD issues. Texas A&M's V.G. Young Institute of County Government has certified this training for 2.5 hours of ESD Commissioner Training Credit. This presentation is made possible in part by support from Precision Utility .

 

Laws that Affect ESDs (Click here)

Noted ESD Attorney Ken Campbell begins his discussion of laws that affect ESDs with a description of 2019's Senate Bill 2, which overhauled the way that ESDs set their tax rate each year. Texas A&M's V.G. Young Institute of County Government has certified this training for 2.5 hours of ESD Commissioner Training Credit. This presentation is made possible in part by support from Daco Fire Equipment .

 

Recent Changes to Open Government Laws (Click here)

Representatives of the Texas Attorney General's office discuss changes to the open government laws coming out of the 2019 legislative session. Cost is only $75 for SAFE-D member ESDs and their affiliated service providers: $125/nonmembers. Texas A&M's V.G. Young institute of County Government has certified this training for one hour of ESD Commissioner Training Credit. This presentation is made possible in part by support from Alpha Testing and Martinez Architects .

 

Successful ESD Elections  (Click here)

Successful ESD elections require planning and commitment. A veteran of more than 40 ESD elections across the state discusses the steps to increase the probability that an ESD election will be successful. Texas A&M's V.G. Young Institute of County Government has certified this training for one hour of ESD Commissioner Training Credit. This presentation is made possible in part by support from Eikon .