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Texas Emergency Services Retirement System

They protect us.  We protect them. 

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The Texas Emergency Services Retirement System (TESRS) is an agency of the State of Texas that administers a pension System for volunteer fire and emergency departments statewide.  In addition to providing a pension benefit, members are covered by death and disability benefits. 

What's New at TESRS

Our Actuarial Valuation Report for 2014 is complete and it's great news!  The System was determined to be actuarially sound with an amortization period of 30 years.  This means the pension system is secure for our members and we couldn't be more pleased.  Read the report here
Monitoring and Technical Assistance Initiative
Beginning this Spring, TESRS staff member Shirley Hays will begin visiting with departments (based on our risk assessment) to provide technical assistance on our rules and contract requirements.  The goal will be to help departments come into compliance and offer guidance.  We're excited for the opportunity to gather information on great current practices to build a knowledge-base of information to share with the field. If you'd like to request a visit, contact:!

2014 Stakeholder Survey on customer service is in! 

Thank you to everyone that took the time to provide feedback!  We received some great suggestions and will use them to continue to improve!  Download the report we submitted to the Legislative Budget Board and Governor's Office of Budget and Planning on June 1st!

P.O. Box 12577
Austin, TX 78711
(512) 936-3372
Toll Free: 844-TXHEROES

or (844) 894-3763

Fax: (512) 936-3480

Upcoming Events

Monday, Jun 15 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday, Jun 15 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Jun 16 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday, Aug 24 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


We value the contributions of all volunteer firefighters and emergency responders for their service to local communities and seek to protect them and their families through administration of the pension system.  Therefore, we actively seek to increase participation by departments so that every volunteer firefighter/emergency responder is protected by the TESRS plan.

2013 FFPC Audit by the SAO
The 2013 audit by the State Auditor's Office on the former Firefighters' Pension Commission is available here  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.