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Mark Jack
Parker County ESD No. 1

Vice President
James Kelly
Montgomery County ESD No. 8

Bob Janusaitis
Harris County ESD No. 9

Paula Barr
Travis County ESD No. 6

Immediate Past President
Scott Morgan

Harris County ESD No. 29


Jim Carter
Denton County ESD No. 1

Christopher Cavazos
Bexar County ESD No. 6

Paul Graf
Comal County ESD No. 4

Ruth Hime
Southwest Leon County ESD No. 2

Randy Melton
Smith County ESD No. 2

Thomas Nanninga
Williamson County ESD No. 2

Billy Ted Smith
Jasper County ESD No. 1

Cliff Avery
Executive Director (nonvoting)

Clay Avery
Asst. Executive Director (nonvoting)

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Early Bird rates end Jan. 17

SAFE-D 18th Annual Conference
Feb. 7-9, 2019 • Embassy Suites, Frisco, TX

Join the leading experts on ESD operations for two days of intense, productive training. SAFE-D will apply to the V.G. Young Institute of County Government for 15 hours of ESD Commissioner Training Credit.

Click here to register!

Hotel Information

The SAFE-D Conference Exhibit Hall is SOLD OUT.
Contact Tracy Wagner ( to be added
to the waiting list.

The SAFE-D Board of Directors has approved
the platform for the 86th Legisltature.
Click here for a PDF copy.

UPDATE: Submit the annual report to TDEM, due
Jan. 1, 2019, to

You can use this PDF Form to compile the report.

Sec. 775.083. ANNUAL REPORT. (a) On or before January 1 of each year, a district
shall file with the Texas Division of Emergency Management an annual report that
includes the following:

(1) the district's name;

(2) the name of each county in which the district is located;

(3) the district's business address;

(4) the name, mailing address, and term of office of each commissioner;

(5) the name, mailing address, and term of office of the district's general manager,
executive director, and fire chief;

(6) the name of each legal counsel or other consultant for the district; and

(7) the district's annual budget and tax rate for the preceding fiscal year.

(b) The Texas Division of Emergency Management may not charge a fee for filing the

(c) The Texas Division of Emergency Management shall develop and maintain an
Internet-based system that enables:

(1) a district to securely file the report and update the district's information;

(2) the public to view, in a searchable format, the reports filed by districts
under this section.

(d) If the information included in a district's annual report changes, the district
shall update the district's information using the Internet-based system before the
end of the calendar quarter in which the district's information changes.

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 392, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 235, Sec. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 2003

SAFE-D Dec. 3 Webcast

Dr. Suzy Bird Gulliver and Dr. Elizabeth Coe of BaylorScott&White's Warriors Research Institute discuss their important project to provide mental health therapy to firefighters and emergency responders thorugh electronic media. PLEASE NOTE: This recording is not eligible for ESD Commissioner Training Credit.

Click here to watch a recording of the webcast!

Click here for flyer that can be posted at your fire station.

SAFE-D's ESD Handbook

The first update of the old Texas Dept. of Rural Affairs manual since 2011. It's an important reference book for everyone involved with ESDs. Download a PDF for FREE by clicking here.

SAFE-D map of ESDs in Texas

SAFE-D Online Education Opportunity

Join ESDs around the state in timely, practical online education through SAFE-D, in partnership with the V.G. Young Institute of County Government.

Click here for information on how to enroll for the course.

Click here for the link to the course (IMPORTANT: be sure to read the above information page that explains how to enroll for the course)

Apply to Become a Certified Emergency Services Commissioner!

CESC Application

Thanks to Sponsors of SAFE-D's 17th Annual Conference at Moody Gardens in Galveston!

The State Association of Fire and Emergency Districts expresses its gratitude to these sponsors who help reduce the training costs for Texas ESDs.



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