4103 N. Lewis Avenue, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104 info@drivenfire.com 605.444.9290

About Us

Driven Fire Consultants is a design and consulting firm specializing in fire sprinkler systems. Together our skilled team of Fire Protection Engineers and NICET Certified Designers have estimating, design, and installation experience. It is our mission to not only produce code compliant and cost effective fire protection system solutions, but to also provide excellent customer service.

 

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Jared VanGammeren

Jared has been in the fire sprinkler industry for over 15 years and has worked as a Superintendent, designer, estimator, project manager, design manager, and director. He has estimated, designed and managed the fire protection work on hospital facilities, industrial projects, and schools, and recently has been the director for an entire fire protection team. Jared strongly believes in the benefits of a strong design team and believes this so much that he created Driven Fire Consultants that is managed by one of the best designers he has ever had the experience in working with.

With his experience, management style, and the greatest design team available, Jared truly believes Driven Fire Consultants is the number one Fire Protection design and consulting firms out there

Jared is NICET Level III in Water-Based Systems Layout and NICET III in Inspections and Testing of Water Based Systems.  He earned an Associate degree in Diesel Mechanics from Southeast Technical Institute in 2000. He completed Fire Pump Applications, Inspections & Testing from Oklahoma State University in 2008. In 2009, he also completed Analysis of High Piled & Rack Storage Systems and Hydraulic Calculation of Automatic Sprinkler Systems from Oklahoma State University. Jared is also a volunteer firefighter for the Inwood Fire Department and serves as a committee member on NFPA 33 and NFPA 34.

Darin Syverson

Darin has over 20 years of experience in the fire protection industry including installation, design, and project management. He has extensive experience with all types of sprinkler systems, pumps, and standpipes. Darin also has experience in consulting engineering and government fire protection engineering. He has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and holds NICET IV and P.E. certifications.

Rebecca Kollars

Rebecca has been working in the fire protection industry since 2010 and joined Driven Fire Consultants as a Fire Protection Engineer in 2018. She has spent most of her career as a fire sprinkler designer developing fire sprinkler system construction documents and fire sprinkler system shop drawings. Her experience also includes developing fire alarm and mass notification construction documents and performing code analysis and life safety reviews.

Rebecca is a registered Fire Protection Engineer in the states of South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and Wyoming. She earned a BS degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Kansas in 2010.

Jason Bosma

Jason started working in the fire protection industry in 2014. Prior to joining Driven Fire Consultants in 2016 as a fire protection designer, he worked in the field as a fire protection system installer. His invaluable field experience has helped him evolve into an efficient, practical, and an overall a well-rounded designer.

Jason is NICET Level II in Water-Based Systems Layout. He is familiar with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training and resources and was recognized with honors when he completed the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) Sprinkler Fitting Correspondence Course in 2015.

Corey Gunderson

Prior to joining Driven Fire Consultants in 2017 and the fire protection industry in 2012, Corey worked for over 15 years in manufacturing and production. During his time in the manufacturing industry, he worked as a mechanical drafter producing computer-assisted drawings with drafting software and as a CNC programmer evaluating machining specifications. Corey is grateful for his past experience and knows he is a better fire protection designer because of it.

He is NICET Level II in Water-Based Systems Layout and earned an AAS degree in Architectural Construction Engineering Technology from Southeast Technical Institute in 2008.

Austin Klein

Austin was new to the fire protection industry in 2018. Before joining Driven Fire Consultants as a Fire Protection Designer, he worked in he field as a commercial plumber. His brief experience in the construction industry has helped him gain useful knowledge of construction terms and procedures. He is eager to learn more about the fire protection industry and hone his skills.

Austin is working toward NICET Level I in Water-Based Systems Layout and earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 2017.

Jeremy Haraldson

Prior to joining Driven Fire Consultants, Jeremy spent 3 years in the field as a fire sprinkler system installer. Part of that time he spent in the service department where he tested and troubleshooted fire sprinkler systems. His experience in the field has helped him be a more efficient and practical designer.

To further his knowledge and experience, Jeremy is in the process of completing the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) Apprentice Training Courses for fire sprinkler fitters and will be pursuing NICET Certification in Water-Based Systems Layout.