Retired President Barbara Marzean was awarded the SAFE-D Ladder Award at the 2023 Annual Luncheon. The SAFE-D Ladder Award is awarded to those distinguished individuals in appreciation for outstanding efforts to help Emergency Service Districts climb to new heights.
Barbara said “It has been such a pleasure working with these progressive ESD Commissioners and their wonderful association since their inception 20+ years ago. I have so many friends from SAFE-D and the association has grown into a leader among Texas emergency responders.”
The Ladder Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Texas State Association of Fire and Emergency Districts, representing more than 340 emergency services districts across Texas. The award recognizes singular contributions advancing the knowledge, effectiveness and efficiency of ESDs as they protect more than 10 million Texans. Previous award recipients have included the fire chief who founded SAFE-D and a distinguished attorney who had worked selflessly to educate not only his clients, but all ESDs.