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Leadership

President
Mark Jack
Parker County ESD No. 1
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Vice President
James Kelly
Montgomery County ESD No. 8
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Secretary
Bob Janusaitis
Harris County ESD No. 9
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Treasurer
Paula Barr
Travis County ESD No. 6
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Immediate Past President
Scott Morgan

Harris County ESD No. 29
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Directors

Jim Carter
Denton County ESD No. 1
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Christopher Cavazos
Bexar County ESD No. 6
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Paul Graf
Comal County ESD No. 4
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Ruth Hime
Southwest Leon County ESD No. 2
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Randy Melton
Smith County ESD No. 2
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Thomas Nanninga
Williamson County ESD No. 2
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Billy Ted Smith
Jasper County ESD No. 1
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Cliff Avery
Executive Director (nonvoting)
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Clay Avery
Asst. Executive Director (nonvoting)
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Register Today!

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!

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Dec. 3 webcast discusses
mental health of responders

Research into emergency responders who suffer depression, anger and substance abuse will be the focus of a SAFE-D Monday webcast at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3.

Dr. Suzy Gulliver and Dr. Elizabeth Coe of the Warriors Research Institute with Baylor Scott & White will discuss their project.

The project is seeking firefighters who may be eligible to participate in free online treatment. The treatment features telemental health therapy through one-on-one sessions.

SAFE-D has applied to Texas A&M's V.G. Young Institute of County governement for certification of one (1) hour of ESD Commissioner Training Credit.

As always, during the webcast, registrants will be able to text, email, phone or fax in questions.


APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP
TO SAFE-D's CONFERENCE

Feb. 7-9, 2019 • Embassy Suites, Frisco

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION DEC. 31

The SAFE-D Board of Directors has approved a scholarship program that will allow an ESD commissioner to attend the SAFE-D Conference free of charge.

The scholarship includes free registration at the SAFE-D Annual Conference, scheduled Feb. 7-9 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Frisco, just north of Dallas.

The scholarship also includes two nights of free lodging at the Embassy Suites and $150 to cover miscellaneous travel expenses, such as gas and meals to and from the Annual Conference.

Deadline for application is Dec. 31.

The scholarship is designed for an ESD commissioner who:

• wants to take advantage of the learning available at a SAFE-D conference;

• represents an ESD with limited resources — less than $500,000 in property tax and sales tax receipts each year;

• has never attended a SAFE-D conference before; and

• has the support of his or her ESD Board to attend the conference on a scholarship.

“SAFE-D knows that some ESDs don’t have the resources to attend the Annual Conference, but we also know that the training we provide is valuable,” said Executive Director Cliff Avery.

“We hope that by providing a scholarship, we can give an ESD commissioner an opportunity to get that training and share it with colleagues on the ESD Board."

CLICK HERE FOR AN APPLICATION


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)


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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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