Jason Hill - F.I.R.E Consultancy
F.I.R.E. Consultancy’s Jason Hill is making clients aware of our experience of complex expert witness cases, and explaining how his expertise can meet your needs.
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Jason Hill is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) registered through the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), a Chartered Engineer (CABE CBuild E MCABE) registered through Chartered Association of Building Engineers and a Chartered Engineer Member of Engineering New Zealand (CMEngNZ). He is also a Fellow of the IFE (FIFireE), and a member of the United Kingdom Association of Fire Investigators (MFireInv).
He has a First Class Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc Hons) in Fire Safety Engineering studied at the University of Wales, Newport and a Master of Science Degree (MSc) in Fire Explosion and Fire Investigation studied at Leeds University.
Jason has worked as an engineer for over 25 years and specialises in matters relating to fire safety engineering and fire risk assessment. He was a member of the UK Government working groups following the Grenfell fire to assist in the authorship of the competency criteria for fire risk undertaking and also an IFE co-member of the PAS9980:2021 fire risk appraisal and assessment of external wall construction and cladding: Code of Practice (PAS9980) Technical Steering Group.
He also has experience of working with British Standards Institute (BSI) for PD 7974-6:2019 – Application of fire safety engineering principles to the design of buildings. Human factors: Life safety strategies – occupant evacuation, behaviour, and condition (Sub-system 6) and was a technical steering group member for means of escape for disabled people and technical steering group member for construction technologies, design and usage.
Jason established Fire Investigation Risk Evaluation (F.I.R.E.) Consultancy Ltd in 2014 to provide a specific, bespoke and high-quality service worldwide, and gained valuable experience representing a leading expert witness business as their technical expert. He has worked within highly-regulated industries to establish analytical thinking to review evidence, conduct investigations, liaise with authorities and identify relevant standards, regulations and other published guidance for each case. The output provides clients with timely verbal or written advice that can be readily understood by a layperson.
In the sphere of education, he has developed platforms and tools such as FRED (Fire Related Educational Development) talks aimed at providing detailed understanding through discussion and experiments – each talk is accredited with CPD through the IFE – and produced a YES (Young Engineer and Scientist) Journal, aimed at helping students aged 15-18 relate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) to industry. The content explores everyday engineering problems to show the application of STEM in industry.
Jason commented: “F.I.R.E. Consultancy would like to be your aid in determining key factors in a case, for which we will demonstrate the required appropriate knowledge and understanding to examine the evidence: the output from which can be used as a healthy challenge to the other experts’ opinion.”