Vincent Wells is a Labor Relations Consultant in the Labor & Employment department at Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C. He was born in Ohio but raised in the Sacramento, Rancho Cordova area, started his career serving in the United States Air Force for eight years and served in the first war with Iraq. He then began his career in Public Safety in Mariposa County. He began his fire service with CALFIRE and then with City of Fairfield. In 1997 he transitioned his career to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District where he has spent more than two decades in the ranks of Firefighter, Paramedic, Engineer and recently retired as a Fire Captain.
One of Vincent’s current achievements is serving 17 years as a Board Member with the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, I.A.F.F. Local 1230, representing more than 500 union members and covering seven fire districts/departments which include: City of Pinole Fire Department, City of El Cerrito Fire Department, Rodeo Hercules Fire District, Moraga Orinda Fire District, Kensington Fire District, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District and Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
Vincent was recently re-elected for his second term as the 4th District Vice President of the California Professional Firefighters. He represents CPF members in Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Solano County, Marin County, Napa County and Sonoma County. Vincent is a strong supporter of the Labor Movement in his role as CPF 4th District Vice President. He works with California firefighters and other unions across the state dealing with legislatives initiatives that impact working families across the state of California.
He has served on numerous committees and chairs with Local 1230, Board Representative from 2001-2005, Vice President 2005-2008, and as current President since 2008. He has served on the Finance, Salary Survey, Constitution and Bylaws and Polices committees and currently is serving his third term as an Executive Board member for the Contra Costa County Central Labor Council.