01 June 2023

Clare Frank’s love at first fire

Clare Frank has bravely battled fires in California for three decades, as she details in her new memoir “Burnt.” Her experience spans local fires in Santa Cruz to the infamous wildfires that have left indelible marks on our collective consciousness. Beginning her firefighting journey at just 17 years old, she climbed the ranks to become the first and only female state chief of fire protection. In this conversation, she shares her passion for her work, the personal risks involved, the evolving conditions she has witnessed over her 30-year tenure, and her childhood fascination with the firefighting profession.

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