TESRS

Texas Emergency Services Retirement System

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What is TESRS?

The Texas Emergency Services Retirement System (TESRS) is a state agency that administers a pension System for volunteer fire and emergency departments across the state.  In addition to retirement benefits, active members are covered by survivor and disability benefits and may be eligible for a tuition benefit.


You can find an overview of the history, purpose, and benefits of TESRS at the following link: Overview

Here is a list of departments in our system:

 

TESRS News


 

TOL Down for Maintenance

July 10,  2020 – July 17, 2020


The TESRS Online (TOL) database will be unavailable due to planned maintenance beginning at July 10, 2020 at 4:00pm. TOL access will be restored by June 17th at 4:00pm.

If you have questions or concerns, please email us at benefitsteam@tesrs.texas.gov  or call us at (512) 936-3372.

 


Online Training Option for Participating Departments

 

For many departments in Texas, providing in-house training and department meetings have been halted or reduced due to concerns about the coronavirus and COVID-19. 


The annual tabulation of qualified service for TESRS members includes completion of 20 hours of training. If approved by the department, members can complete online training hours to satisfy the qualified service requirement.


TESRS provides the information below from TEEX about its online continuing education program. Use the hyperlinks to learn more about TEEX online training as an option for your department members.

 

TEEX Online Training Courses


In today’s world of limited contact, physical distancing and restrictions on travel, e-learning has ceased to be just an alternative for many organizations. Online training courses can be taken in multiple sittings, and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to better accommodate busy schedules. In a mobile world, training is available to take on the road, in the café, at home, or any place with an internet-accessible computer.


TEEX Online CE Courses have been designed using instructional best practices with interactive participation, which results in higher levels of cognitive engagement and retention.


Read an article on TEEX FireTALK at https://firetalk.teex.org/teex-adds-online-continuing-education-courses/ which further discusses the Online CE (CEF) courses that are offered.  A full listing of online courses can be found at https://teex.org/program/online/.

 

Stay Safe

 

Though efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 have restricted our travel for on-site meetings, TESRS staff are available to support our members, departments, and Local Boards. Call TESRS at 800-919-3372 if you need assistance.