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Coffman Engineers Welcomes Jared Birmingham

October 31, 2019

Coffman Engineers is excited to announce that the Orange County office is expanding. We have welcomed Jared Birmingham, PE to the team. 

Jared Birmingham, PE joins us in the Orange County office where he will be focused on expanding our services and fire protection team in the LA/OC region. 

Jared has 17 years of experience providing building/fire code consulting, and fire protection and life safety system design concepts for a wide range of complex building and occupancy types. 

Jared specializes in developing innovative, performance-based design solutions for egress challenges associated with large and densely populated assembly occupancies. Additionally, he has developed a niche for projects with restricted egress considerations for occupancies in restrained environments, such as inmates in detention facilities, amusement ride guests, and medical facility patients who may be incapable of self-preservation.

Jared started his career in Boston.  Before moving to Orange County a decade ago, Jared worked on casino resorts in Macau, China; some of the world's largest buildings. The success of these international projects relied heavily on the support and expertise of many engineers in the United States. Jared attributes much of his success over the years to the early lessons in collaboration and teamwork he got from working on these big projects—lessons that he continues to practice and promote today.  

Jared holds both a Masters in Fire Protection Engineering and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute; is a licensed Fire Protection Engineer in two states, and is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Additionally, Jared was a recipient of the Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) "40 Under 40 Award" in 2016.

Outside of work, Jared enjoys spending time with family and friends; playing golf, ice hockey, and baseball; and hiking and camping…well, anything outdoors really! 

Jared will be working with Steven Dannaway, PE and four other fire protection engineers in the LA office to further develop Coffman's fire protection capabilities in the Orange County/LA region. He will also be focused on expanding the local client base and recruiting top talent to the fire protection team. If you have questions about his capabilities or are interested in learning more about joining our fire protection team, please reach out to him!