Chief Schapelhouman was promoted to the position of Deputy Chief with the Fire District on March 31, 2006. He has been with the Fire District since June of 1981 and has held the positions of Firefighter, Dispatcher, Engine Driver, Rescue Driver, Truck Driver, Station Captain, Truck Captain, Staff Captain, Acting Battalion Chief, and Division Chief.
Prior to being promoted to Deputy Chief he served as the Division Chief in charge of Special Operations specifically responsible for the State and Federal Urban Search and Rescue Program and the Fire District's local and State Water Rescue Programs.
He is a veteran of of various National incidents including the Oklahoma City Bombing, the World Trade Center Collapse, the recovery of the Columbia Space Shuttle Astronauts and Hurricane Katrina (New Orleans).
Harold Schapelhouman, Fire Chief