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Guest opinion: Loving a job for 40 years

Original post made on Jul 20, 2021

In a guest opinion, recently retired Menlo Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman looks back on his decadeslong fire service career.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, July 18, 2021, 8:59 AM

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Posted by Just the facts
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 20, 2021 at 11:05 am

Just the facts is a registered user.

Chief Schapelhouman could always be found out in front, leading the way forward regardless of the challenge. This community was blessed to have someone of his character and ability in charge of an essential public safety service for so many years. The nature of a special district required him to wear many hats; safety expert, fiscal manager, city manager, public policy expert, the list goes on. He completed all these duties in expert fashion and created a legacy that will endure for many years. On top of it all, he is a gentleman and friend to all those fortunate to know him. I join with the rest of the community in thanking him for his 40 plus years of dedicated service.

James McLaughlin, President
Menlo Park Fire Protection District, Board of Directors


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