Jimmy Jönsson elected President of the SFPE European Chapters Coordinating Group (ECCG)
Congratulations Jimmy!From the official SFPE blog:The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) European Chapters Coordinating Group (ECCG) elected Jimmy Jönsson its President for 2014. Jönsson who is a member with th
e SFPE Iberoamerican Chapter, is a Director with the Madrid, Spain-based JVVA Fire & Risk, an independent engineering consultancy specifically focused on fire and risk services
Jönsson has worked on a wide range of fire/life safety projects internationally over the last 15 years. He has extensive experience in developing performance based fire engineering design and analysis. Jimmy has specific knowledge and experience regarding Fire Engineering, Performance Based Design and Risk Management.
He has led fire engineering design and implementation across a varied range of international building and infrastructure projects like high and super high rise, commercial and residential complexes, airports, underground infrastructure, underground buildings, rail and road tunnels.
Before JVVA, he was an Associate within Arup Fire where he worked for more than 10 years in different offices (London, Dublin and Madrid).
He graduated from Lund University in Sweden, from where he achieved two degrees; BSc Fire Protection Engineering and MSc Risk Management & Safety Engineering.
The European Chapters Coordination Group (ECCG) meets regularly to exchange reports on activities within each country in Europe, to share information about fire protection engineering, and to seek ways to advance common objectives. In doing so it has been observed that the European chapters share many cultural, regulatory, professional practice and educational attributes, needs and opportunities, and that the chapters, therefore, will strengthen and realize greater benefit through the continued sharing of experiences and practices of fire protection engineering and efforts towards common objectives within the European Union through regular meetings and exchange.
This year, Jönsson plans on leading the ECCG in publishing a White Paper that will outline a strategy for increasing the Professional Recognition for Fire Safety Engineering in Europe, another important goal is to increase the number of European SFPE chapters.