Section 11-43-141

Operation, etc., beyond corporate limits and police jurisdiction - Emergencies; liabilities, exemptions, etc.

Whenever the necessity arises during any emergency resulting from fire or other public disaster, the firemen of any city or town may, together with all necessary equipment, lawfully go or be sent beyond the corporate limits and police jurisdiction of such city or town to any point within the State of Alabama to assist in meeting such emergency.

In such event the acts performed for such purpose by such firemen and the expenditures made for such purpose by such city or town shall be deemed conclusively to be for a public and governmental purpose and all of the immunities from liability enjoyed by a city or town when acting through its firemen for a public or governmental purpose within its corporate limits and police jurisdiction shall be enjoyed by it to the same extent when such city or town is so acting under this section or under other lawful authority beyond its corporate limits and police jurisdiction.

The firemen of any city or town when acting under this section or under other lawful authority beyond the corporate limits and police jurisdiction of such city or town shall have all of the immunities from liability and exemptions from laws, ordinances, and regulations and shall have all of the pension, relief, disability, workmen's compensation, and other benefits enjoyed by them while performing their respective duties within the corporate limits and police jurisdiction of such city or town.

(Acts 1955, No. 558, p. 1219, §1.)