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Menlo Park Fire Protection District to fete retiring chief

Original post made on Jun 28, 2021

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District is hosting a retirement party this Monday for Chief HaroldĀ Schapelhouman, who has been in the post for 15 years.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 25, 2021, 3:15 PM

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 28, 2021 at 10:42 am

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The Fire Service is not just a job or even a profession but rather it is a Calling.

Harold respond to that Calling as a young man 40 years ago and he has never either looked back or failed to live up to the principles of that Calling. He has held every rank in the Fire District and each with distinction.

He has served our community both here and throughout the nation in responding to many disasters including Oklahoma City, World Trade Center, the Columbia Space Shuttle recovery and too many hurricanes to count.

Although he had earned his full retirement a decade ago he has continued to serve because of his love for the Calling and his devotion to our community.

We owe Harold and his wife Lada and daughter Meg a huge Thank You!

Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Jun 28, 2021 at 11:08 am

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He's also had the courage to speak out aggressively on the dangers of increased traffic and congestion that prevent fire crews and ambulances from getting where they need to go in a timely fashion thus needlessly costing lives.

He's one of the few public officials to have the guts to say the obvious. His honesty will be missed.

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