Reference:  Ongoing Black-market identity theft of the International Rescue Instructors Association (IRIA)

The failure of the responsible party (culprit) to comply with IRIA’s ‘cease and desist’ notice sent in good faith in February of 2020, forces IRIA to continue to seek IRIA’s identity returned as the rightful and sole owner. 


The responsible party who misappropriated IRIA for personal gain had never contacted the International Rescue Instructors Association for the following:

1.The culprit did not apply to become an IRIA verified instructor or course provider. They cannot produce verified proof.

2. There is no signed contract, agreement or a Memorandum of Understanding. 

IRIA has a credible, factual management system of documentation that details instructors through a rigorous process of verifiable levels.

This culprit made fake IRIA agreements; planned this scheme with the intent to create false credibility to dupe clients into signing contracts for their services with an assumed identity.

These clients in good faith believed they were paying for services rendered by the authentic International Rescue Instructors Association (IRIA).  These students are also victims of this scam.

The culprit manipulated IRIA for political gain to secure training contracts for their own interests and misrepresented themselves as the legitimate IRIA.  They are not an agent of IRIA and therefore cannot negotiate contracts on IRIA’s behalf.

Furthermore, this culprit created a bad reflection on business trade relations amongst nations. This behavior is disrespectful to the fellowship of international rescue without borders that professionals depend upon. Whereas nations in good faith help one another during disasters regardless of religion, language or culture, including training.

We call upon credible water safety and rescue professionals to stand united with IRIA in honor, service and responsibility. Do not accept fraudulent credentials or service providers with unverified credentials.

Our safety society depends on ethical and morally responsible professionals in a sacred trust of service that is focused on the prevention of loss of life and to serve humanity in a time of need.

IRIA rebukes this culprit and their unethical actions.   The one and only rightful International Rescue Instructors Association (IRIA) hereby declares the culprit to ‘cease and desist’ once again.

From here forth, no illegitimate IRIA will be officially recognized within the international water safety and rescue society. The culprit has lost all credibility due to unethical decisions and schemes.


  1. IRIA Adviser
  2. IRIA Malaysia
  3. IRIA Asia
  4. IRIA Hong Kong
  5. IRIA Thailand




And possibly others

There is only one original; it’s the International Rescue Instructors Association.

In the circumstances, we demand that you (culprit) immediately:

1. remove all infringing content and notify us in writing that you have done so;

2. immediately cease the use and distribution of copyrighted material;

3. deliver-up for destruction all unused or undistributed copies of training materials or brochures;

4. undertake in writing to desist from using any of our copyrighted Work in future without prior written authority from us.

This is written without prejudice to our rights, all of which are hereby expressly reserved.

Addendum: The early training group was referred to as:

Special Rescue Services and World Rescue Group™ in association with IRIA