Title 25, Chapter 7, Section 4
(a) The Board of Public Safety is authorized and empowered to establish, operate, and maintain the Georgia Fire Academy for the purposes enumerated in Code Section 25-7-2. The board is authorized and empowered to do all things and to take whatever action is necessary to accomplish these purposes, including, but not limited to, the establishment and conduct of training programs and the promulgation of rules and regulations relative thereto. The board shall select the superintendent of the academy and shall fix the compensation for the superintendent.
(b) The board is authorized and directed to create an advisory
council to advise and assist it in carrying out its duties and
responsibilities under this chapter. The membership of the advisory
council shall be as the board determines, except that such
membership shall include at least one representative from each of
the following organizations: the Association County Commissioners of
Georgia, the Georgia Municipal Association, and the Insurance
Services Office. The director of the Georgia Firefighter Standards
and Training Council shall also be a member of the advisory council.
The members of the advisory council shall serve without
compensation, but they may be reimbursed in the same manner as state
officials and employees for travel and other expenses actually
incurred by them in carrying out their duties as members of the