As Chief Harold Schapelhouman continues to recuperate, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District governing board has appointed Daniel Belville to serve as interim chief.
The fire district board also granted Schapelhouman an unpaid leave of absence through Jan. 5, 2014. A fall at his San Jose home in May has left him partially paralyzed and in a wheelchair. The chief said he recently visited the fire district with an occupational therapist to start planning his eventual return to work.
The Menlo Park Fire Protection District serves Menlo Park, Atherton, East Palo Alto and portions of unincorporated San Mateo County.
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