TESRS

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The Texas Emergency Services Retirement System (TESRS or the 'System') is a state agency that administers a pension System for 229 member volunteer fire and emergency departments across the state.  In addition to providing retirement benefits, active members are covered by death and disability benefits.  Members are also eligible for fire science-related tuition benefits.

The System is a partnership between the State of Texas and local governments in recognition of the enormous value that volunteers bring to local communities. In Texas and across the country, volunteer fire departments account for over 75% of fire service and provide critical services to local communities.  Membership in the TESRS System helps volunteer departments recruit and retain volunteers, which is good for Texas.  We're proud of our program and all of our member volunteers - Go TESRS!
Annual Report Deadline Extended to February 28th
We know the annual report process is complex and many Departments need additional time to compile training and emergency response records for the calendar year.  We are moving the 2016 Annual Report deadline to February 28, 2017 and we expect this will provide each department sufficient time to complete the reporting process.

Forget your password...let the Austin Office do the data entry.
Need to add or terminate a member? Just fill out and sign the form and fax it to (512) 936-3480. We’ll do the data entry and update your roster. Keep the original forms and always check the quarterly Membership Reconciliation Report (MRR) for accuracy before we bill your governing entity for payment of contributions.


For further instructions on the current Annual Report Process please see  TESRS Reporting Instructions.
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Courtney Gibson Bechtol and Pilar Rodriguez and reappointed Virginia “Jenny” Moore to the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System Board of Trustees (TESRS) for terms set to expire September 1, 2021. TESRS administers a pension System for 229 member volunteer fire and emergency departments across the state.  In addition to providing retirement benefits, active members are covered by death and disability benefits.  Members are also eligible for fire science-related tuition benefits.
Governor Abbott's Press Release

Attention! 

Online access to TOPS has been suspended.

If you need to add, terminate or update member information please go to our Forms & Publications tab at the top of our website.  

Locate the correct form, fill out, sign and fax the form back to us at     512-936-3480. 

Keep the original copy for your records.

If you have questions please contact one of our benefits specialists at the toll free number below.


P.O. Box 12577
Austin, TX 78711
Phone: (512) 936-3372

Toll Free: 800-919-3372

Fax: (512) 936-3480

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