Mario König studied chemistry (MSc) at the University of Heidelberg and worked several years in the field of biochemistry/toxicology. It followed the training as senior fire officer and afterwards he joined Mannheim Fire Brigade. He held there various positions and headed different departments. The actual key activities are preventive fire protection, societal security and in the field of CBRN protection reconnaissance and decontamination.
In the past years he was active in several international civil protection missions under the framework of the EU-mechanism and in support of THW (Federal Agency for Technical Relief) and UN.
As a free consultant he cooperates for more than 20 years with national and different international industrial projects, public authorities and research projects, beneath CEN WG 391 and the European Union FP7 and Horizon 2020 program.