Clare Frank J.D. ’97 is the assistant deputy director, cooperative fire, training and safety program for CAL FIRE, the largest fire department in California and the second largest fire department in the United States. Chief Frank, of San Jose, has over 23 years of fire service experience. Prior to this appointment, Frank was the deputy chief of the civil cost recovery program, which recouped nearly $26 million in the past 24 months from parties who negligently caused fires. Chief Frank began her career as a seasonal fire fighter in the San Mateo-Santa Cruz (CZU) Unit in 1982. She has held a variety of field and management positions in the department, working in training, fire prevention, administration, and operations. She also served as the Fire Chief for the city of Milpitas, a progressive, all-risk fire department in the San Francisco Bay Area. Chief Frank is also an accomplished attorney who has practiced as a labor- employment lawyer, a California Deputy Attorney General, and a federal staff attorney for the U.S. District Court.