Rescue Canada - Registration

RESCUE CANADA/I.R.I.A LICENSING AGREEMENT AND COPYRIGHTS REGARDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, PROPRIETARY INFORMATION, INSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES AND COURSE PRESENTATION MATERIALS THIS STUDY GUIDE IS LICENSED TO YOU FOR YOUR OWN EXCLUSIVE PERSONAL USE ONLY.

Rescue Canada and the I.R.I.A. are committed to supporting your performance goals by providing training that will allow you to complete your assignments safely, effectively and efficiently. We also will continue to support you, long after a course or contract is completed.

As we respect and support your professional aspirations, investments and responsibilities, we ask, through this licensing agreement, that you respect and support our intellectual property in the same way.

If you would like to use any of the information found in our training materials please contact us to determine what is legal and appropriate use, and to request written permission from Rescue Canada/I.R.I.A. We also have an agency instructors program where independently qualified individuals can be certified by the I.R.I.A. and can deliver this training professionally to your group, under the supervision of Rescue Canada /I.R.I.A.

Unfortunately, this licensing agreement is now a requirement as a result of the actions of a small number of individuals /organizations that have breached ethical and legal protocols regarding the use of intellectual property and course materials of Rescue Canada and the International Rescue Instructors Authority.

Often, in addition to copyright infringements, this approach also leads to sub-standard course delivery and training, lack of recognized standards, sub-standard staff performance and poor application of limited resources (staff and funding). When the inevitable happens, and staff or volunteers are injured, the liability exposure for those supporting or delivering this type of training can be enormous.

Please review vicarious liability for supervisors and read the recently approved Federal Bill C-45. This bill has significant personal liability implications for all decision makers regarding safety training for staff in Canada.