Chief Vincel began his career at South Adams County Fire 26 years ago and has held positions as; Firefighter, Fire Inspector, Deputy Fire Marshal, Acting Fire Marshal and Fire Chief. Chief Vincel holds an Associates Degree in Fire Science from Red Rocks Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree of Science and Professional Studies from Metro State University (Fire Emergency Response and Administration). In 2020 Kevin received his Chief Fire Officer, Center of Public Safety and Excellence 2021 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 he's involved in: Commerce City Rotary Club, Special District Association, ADCOM Board - Vice President, North Area Fire Chiefs, Denver Metro Fire Chief, Colorado State Fire Chiefs, International Associating of Fire Chiefs, National Volunteer Firefighter Council, Colorado State Firefighters Association.
Awards/Accolades: 2019 SDA Leadership Manger of the Year, Outstanding Student of the Year (FERA) – Metro State University and 2019 SACFD Outstanding Leadership and Achievement Award. When not doing his Fire Chief duties, he enjoys; Camping, Fly Fishing, Golf, Working out, and spending time with his family.
Deputy Chief Noel began with South Adams County Fire 15 years ago as a volunteer firefighter and has held the following positions; Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Chief, and Battalion Chief. He has an Associates of Science – Fire Science from Columbia Southern University and certificates include; Blue Card Instructor, Fire Officer 2, Hazmat Tech, Hazardous Material Highway Specialist, Operation Section Chief, Colorado Emergency Managers Academy. Deputy Chief Noel oversees Operations, Training, Dispatch and EMS. He serves on the Belle Creek School Board of Directors. Chief Noel is married with two kids and one dog and on his off time, he enjoys fishing, snorkeling and just recently started scuba diving, ATVs and traveling to the Caribbean which he would like to take cruises to see different parts of the world and future plans are to buy a catamaran and sail between the Caribbean islands.
Deputy Chief of Support Koger joined South Adams County Volunteer Fire Department in 1985 as a firefighter and has been with the department for 36 years and held the positions of Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Chief, Fire Chief and District Board Member and became Administration Support Chief in 2019 and now holds the position of Deputy Chief of Support. He holds an Associates Degree in Occupational Safety Technology and numerous certificates in the fire field including Haz-Mat, Human Resources and Business Management. Chief Koger’s oversees Information Technology, Fleet Maintenance and Building Maintenance divisions. His hobbies include camping and fishing!
Division Chief Weigum joined South Adams County Fire in 2017 as Division Chief of Fire Prevention/Fire Marshal and has 29 years’ experience as Firefighter, Fire inspector, Fire Investigator, Deputy Fire Marshal. He holds an Associates of Fire Science, International Code Council Fire Plans Examiner, Colorado State Fire Inspector III – Plans Examiner, Colorado State Driver Operator Utility, Colorado State Youth Firesetter Invention Specialist, Colorado State Hazardous Material Operations Level, National Association of Fire Investigators Certified Fire and Explosive Investigator, National Association of Fire Investigators Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator. Chief Weigum oversees the Fire Prevention Division; Development and Construction Plan Review, Business Compliance Inspections, Fire and Life Safety Programs, and Fire Investigations.
He is a member of International Fire Chiefs Association, Colorado State Fire Chiefs, Fire Marshal’s Association of Colorado, National Fire Sprinkler Association, National Association of Fire Investigators, International Association of Arson Investigators, and Colorado Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators. Hobbies include; Snow shoeing, 4-wheeling, and spending time with my family.
Division Chief Hackbarth join South Adams in 2020 as Battalion Chief and was promoted in 2021 to Division Chief of Training. BC Hackbarth has 30 years in the fire industry as Aurora Fire Rescue FF – Commander 1995-01/2020, Richfield Fire Rescue FF – 1990-1995 and holds a Masters Degree in Emergency Management. Memberships include IAFF, IAFC, IAAI and when not working he enjoys spending time with my kids and traveling.
Battalion Chief Roberts joined SACFD in 2021 and is currently covering our A-Shift. BC Roberts has 20 years in the fire industry as Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District FF – Division Chief 2001-2019 and Brighton Fire Rescue District 2019-2021 and holds a Fire Officer II, a Masters Degree in Public Administration, Executive Fire Officer, and Chief Fire Officer Designation. Ryan is actively involved in the fire accreditation program throughout the US. Memberships include the IAFF and IAFC. When not working he enjoys spending time with my kids and following all their activities.
Battalion Chief Derek Ross began his career with Arvada Fire Department from 1999-2002 and joined South Adams County Volunteer Fire Department in 2002 and has held the positions as; Firefighter, Captain, Battalion Chief. He holds a FOII certification and enjoys riding motorcycles in his off time.