All documents, teaching materials, presentations, videos etc. (hereinafter referred to as «documents») made available for download in the Knowledge Section are protected by copyright. All rights to it rest with the International Fire Academy or third parties that have granted the International Fire Academy rights of use. They may only be used in accordance with the following terms of use.

Intended use

The documents offered for download are intended for persons who have completed the corresponding training of the International Fire Academy. They are used for deepening/repetition and can be used for internal training of fire services, of which members have been trained by the International Fire Academy. For these purposes, it is permitted to store the documents on a data carrier and to use them as a presentation for training purposes.

Restriction of usage rights

In principle, it is not permitted to duplicate and/or distribute the documents in whole or in part by means of printing technology. Exceptions to this are possible in individual cases. They must be coordinated and approved early with the International Fire Academy. The use of extracts is also subject to authorisation. In principle, content may not be shortened or displayed in any other form.


The documents were prepared with the utmost care on the basis of the teachings of the International Fire Academy. However, the International Fire Academy cannot guarantee its correctness, completeness and topicality. Liability claims against the International Fire Academy, which relate to material or immaterial damages arising from the use of the documents offered, are generally excluded, provided that the International Fire Academy has no proven intentional or grossly negligent fault.

Consent to data storage

The International Fire Academy, with the consent to the terms of use for documents in the Knowledge Section, is entitled to store the personal data of the registration electronically and to use them exclusively for the following purposes:

  • to prove that the terms of use have been agreed on,
  • to inform the users via e-mail in case of changes to the official documents,
  • for information about the teaching activities of the International Fire Academy and
  • for transmitting the ifaNEWS.

The transfer of personal data to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned is excluded.