Background: Chief Vincel began his career at South Adams County Fire 28 years ago and has held positions as; Firefighter, Fire Inspector, Deputy Fire Marshal, Acting Fire Marshal, and Fire Chief. Chief Vincel holds an Associate Degree in Fire Science from Red Rocks Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree of Fire Service Administration from Metro State University, and currently working on his Master’s Degree from CSU. In 2021 Chief Vincel received his Chief Fire Officer Designation (CFO) from the Center of Public Safety and Excellence, and holds certifications in Firefighter I - II, Hazmat/Operations, Fire Inspector II/Plans Examiner, NAFI Fire Explosion Investigator, COLS Chief Officer III, NFA Fire/Arson Investigation, Government Business Administration Program, SDA Leadership Academy and PATC Fire Line Supervision and Leadership.
Boards and Organizations Chief Vincel is involved with include: Commerce City Rotary Club, Special District Association, ADCOM Board of Directors, North Area Fire Chiefs, Denver Metro Fire Chiefs, Colorado State Fire Chiefs, International Associating of Fire Chiefs, National Volunteer Firefighter Council, Colorado State Firefighters Association.
Awards/Accolades: Special Districts Association “Manager of the Year,” Metro State University “Outstanding Student of the Year,” SACFD Outstanding Leadership and Achievement Award, SACFD Distinguished Service Award for Leadership, CC Rotary Paul Harris Fellow award, and Commerce City Legendary Local Award.
When not doing his Fire Chief duties he enjoys; fly fishing, golf, camping, traveling, working out, and most importantly spending time with his family.