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Fire chief ready for new challenges

Original post made on Jan 15, 2014

"I was signing invoices and it felt like I'd never left," said Harold Schapelhouman, reflecting upon his first day back at work on Jan. 6 as fire chief of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District after a fall last May left him paralyzed and in a wheelchair.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 7:28 AM


Posted by MenloParker, a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jan 15, 2014 at 8:18 am

don't know you personally Chief, but welcome back.

Posted by MENLO, a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Jan 15, 2014 at 9:29 am

Wish you the best!

Posted by Andrew, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jan 15, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Acting Fire Chief Dan Belville, I thought, ran out his days regarding the laws of CalPers. Is he being called a consultant? How much is that costing taxpayers?

Posted by Oh come on? , a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 20, 2014 at 7:45 am

Andrew, what are those costs......????? Paying Belville and Returned Chief? Charity begins at home, not at the expense of the taxpayer! This would make a good TV Show, but let's get real. Do you think our current chief will cause a burden to the organization? How does the current chief qualify as a public safety employee? What's the fire district' s liability when he returns? Fire board needs to make a decision that involves dollars and cents, not emotion, They, the fire board, likes to use our court system....firefighter law suits and that Woodall incident (Kiraly and Bernstein), both on the fire board!

How can we as taxpayers depend on these individuals to make the right decision! I think not!

Posted by menlo park, a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Jan 21, 2014 at 11:52 am

Just like the t v show "Ironside" . Here in little Menlo Park!