Title 25, Chapter 3, Section 21
As used in this article, the term:
(1) "Executive director" means the executive director of the
Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council.
(2)(A) "Fire department" means any fire department which is authorized to exercise the general and emergency powers enumerated in Code Sections 25-3-1 and 25-3-2.
(B) "Fire department" also means any department, agency,
organization, or company operating in this state with the intent
and purpose of carrying out the duties, functions, powers, and
responsibilities normally associated with a fire department.
These duties, functions, powers, and responsibilities include
but are not limited to the protection of life and property
against fire, explosions, or other hazards.
(3) "Firefighter" means any able-bodied person at least 18 years of age who has been duly appointed by a legally constituted fire department and who has the responsibility of preventing and suppressing fires, protecting life and property, and performing other duties enumerated in Code Sections 25-3-1 and 25-3-2.