Director, Fire Services Unit
Frank has nearly 30 years of fire service experience, much of which was spent in command-level positions. In 2015 he retired as the City of Vacaville Fire Chief, where oversaw the department’s 22 million dollar annual budget, coordinated Vacaville’s disaster plan, managed the fire prevention division, and worked with department staff to ensure proficiency in their roles and continued career success. He is now the Director of Fire Services at The Blackrock Group where he provides consulting and training services to departments throughout California.
Frank started his career as a Firefighter and Fire Engineer for the City of Dixon Fire Department before moving up to Fire Captain, where his responsibilities grew to include coordinating and directing advanced firefighting activities, emergency medical aid, emergency rescue, and all other emergency and prevention activities. After seven years as Fire Captain, Frank was tasked with planning, organizing, and directing the operations and training of the City Fire Department and associated Fire District as the Assistant Fire Chief. For eight years he supervised major Fire Department functions, handled all personnel disciplinary issues, evaluations, and worker’s compensation claims, and implemented new training programs as mandated by OSHA and NFPA. In 2007, Frank served the City of Dixon as its Interim Fire Chief before moving to the City of Vacaville Fire Department as a Fire Division Chief.
Frank served as Fire Division Chief and Fire Marshal for the City of Vacaville for five years before becoming the city’s Fire Chief in 2012. In this position, Frank used his experience to provide leadership to the department and its 87 sworn and 12 professional employees while cementing its place as a progressive, efficient provider of top-tier service to the public. His leadership implemented departmental policies and procedures that ensured a constructive, supportive work environment for employees and promoted a positive image of the department and the city. Although he retired in 2015, Frank continues to serve in a consulting capacity to the City Manager.
Frank is also a Senior Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force Reserve, where he continues to work on management and logistics projects in a consulting capacity. He has a BS in Management from Saint Mary’s College and an MS in Emergency Services Management from CSU Long Beach.