Welcome to Fort Bend County Emergency Services District No. 8
What is an ESD?
An Emergency Services District (ESD) is a grassroots government created by voters in an area to fund fire protection, emergency medical services, or both. More than 300 districts are operating in Texas, and more are added at almost every uniform election date.
Fort Bend County Emergency Services District No. 8 (the “District”) was created by the Commissioners’ Court of Fort Bend County on August 11, 2015, in accordance with Article III, Section 48-e, of the Texas Constitution. This action was taken by the Commissioners as a result of voter approval by residents of the District on May 9, 2015. The District operates under Chapter 775 of the Health and Safety Code. The District was established to provide funds for the contracting of emergency services within the boundaries of the District.
The District has entered into an agreement with the Beasley Volunteer Fire Department (“Department”) for fire protection, fire suppression and rescue services to persons and commercial interests within boundaries of a portion of the District.
The District shall make periodic payments to the Department based upon the current year operating budget. The Department shall prepare a financial report each month setting forth the Department’s receipts (from all sources, including District funding) and all expenditures. The Department shall submit to the District each month a request for reimbursement payment of actual operations expenses and capital requests for payment at the District’s regular monthly meeting in accordance with the Department’s budget. Reimbursement expenses will be paid in arrears based upon operations expenses actually incurred by the Department.
The District is governed by a Board of District Commissioners consisting of five (5) appointed members, who manage and supervise all affairs of the District. Each District Commissioner is appointed to serve a staggered two (2) year term. The District’s current members are as follows:
Jonathon Sabrsula, President, Appointed
Emanuel King, Vice President, Appointed
Sharon Beran, Treasurer, Appointed
Jacque Gerke, Secretary, Appointed
Marvin Edwards, Secretary, Appointed