A 28 year career in a large metropolitan fire and rescue service which included roles as District Commander, leading on contingency Planning, 0perational Learning, exercise delivery and command training
Vince has extensive Incident Command experience at operational (Bronze) and Tactical (silver) level at a variety of incidents involving large commercial and residential fires, industrial, transport, wide area flooding and specialist technical rescues, many involving multi-agency responders from the public, private and voluntary sectors.
He is qualified to Advance Fire Command level and has conducted Incident Command training and development as an intermediate and advanced command level assessor.
Familiar with the design, planning and delivery of large single and multi-agency exercises which has included national level CBRN and MTFA, and county level Severe Weather, Public Order, Wide Area Flooding and COMAH. He also designed and facilitated the multi-agency Tour de France exercise to test emergency responders prior to it visiting the Yorkshire region in 2012.
Educated to Master’s Degree level with an MA in Integrated Management and BA (Hons) in Public Services Management and has undertaken Secondments within the Regional Government Office for Yorkshire and Humber and North East Counter Terrorism Unit as Fire Liaison Officer. He is a trained National Inter-Agency Liaison Officer (NILO) with demonstrated proficiency of the role in CT and public order events. With over eight years’ experience of working in Local Resilience Forms which included chairing Interoperability and Training and Exercising sub groups he has a knowledge and understanding of multi-agency working in emergency response environments.