Title 51, Chapter 1, Section 30
(a) As used in this Code section, the term "fire department"
includes volunteer fire departments established pursuant to local
act, ordinance, or resolution or established as nonprofit
corporations pursuant to private subscription and any fire
department established as a department, bureau, or agency of a
municipality, county, fire district, or authority of this state.
(b) The officers, members, agents, or employees of any fire
department established by any county, municipality, fire district,
or authority shall not be liable at law for any act or acts done
while actually fighting a fire or performing duties at the scene of
an emergency, except for willful negligence or malfeasance.
(c) This Code section shall not affect the right of any party to
recover damages for an act which occurred before July 1, 1980.