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News - May 22, 2013

Menlo Park fire marshal leaving district

by Sandy Brundage

Geoff Aus, longtime Menlo Park Fire Protection District fire marshal, is changing employers, but not job titles. He has accepted a position as fire marshal for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

May 23 will be his last day with the district, which serves Menlo Park, Atherton, East Palo Alto and nearby unincorporated areas. He has been with the district for 13 years, first as fire marshal, then continuing in that capacity as he became division chief of fire protection and later, of operations.

His responsibilities included inspecting schools for compliance with the fire code, a task that held personal significance for Mr. Aus, who saw his own high school burn as a student. He told the Almanac that the loss of records wreaked havoc on students applying to college.

Last week saw more than one change for the fire district, as Chief Harold Schapelhouman remains off duty as he recuperates from falling off a ladder at his home. The fire district directors met on May 16 to select an interim chief.


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