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AustinsArmy#: GoFundMe account for injured firefighter surpasses $40,000

Austin is doing good and progressing well. Although the previous surgeries were successful, doctors have determined that a fourth surgery is necessary.
In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review
In case you missed it. The Apopka news week in review includes five articles that shaped the city last week... all in one place, including details on the injured firefighter Austin Duran.
Injured Apopka firefighter's first round of surgeries are successful
Tragedy struck the community this holiday weekend when Apopka Fire Department Firefighter/EMT Austin Duran was seriously injured, but now there is a way to help the family.
Apopka Professional Firefighters Association releases name of injured firefighter
A firefighter from the Apopka Fire Department is in serious but stable condition at the Orlando Regional Medical Center after an apparatus called a sand trailer fell on top of him.
Apopka firefighter hospitalized in stable condition awaiting surgery after "serious work-related injury"
A firefighter from the Apopka Fire Department awaits surgery at the Orlando Regional Medical Center after the jack from an apparatus called a sand trailer fell on top of him.
APD still investigating deceased man found in Apopka
According to a statement from the Apopka Police Department, at approximately 1:15 pm on Saturday, June 18th, APD officers located the deceased man.
AFD's Maynard wins 2022 Safety Educator Award for Central Florida first responders
Lieutenant Jerold Maynard, the Public Education Officer for the Apopka Fire Department, won the 2022 Safety Educator Award at the Community Heroes Celebration.

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Berrios wins 2021 AFD Firefighter of the Year; Sundvall Paramedic of the Year
Paramedics Eric Berrios and Tim Sundvall were the recipients of the Apopka Fire Department's 2021 Firefighter and Paramedic of the Year awards.
Carnesale endorses Becker for mayor
The Apopka Voice has learned that retired Apopka Fire Chief Chuck Carnesale is endorsing Commissioner Kyle Becker in his campaign to become the next Mayor of Apopka.
Eric Mock: A problem solver who wants to help Apopka grow
Eric Mock decided to run for Seat #4 on the Apopka City Commission because of a median on Binion Road near his home.
Apopka Professional Firefighters Association endorsing Velazquez, Nesta in City Commission elections
The APFA, which represents 86 firefighters, engineers, and district chiefs at the Apopka Fire Department, will release the following statement regarding their endorsements.
Wylam named director of Central Florida Fire Chiefs Association
Apopka Fire Chief Sean Wylam was named the Central Florida Fire Chiefs Association District 1 Director representing Orange County.
Apopka Voice readers: Add staff to fire engines
How many firefighters should staff a fire engine? It's a debate the Apopka City Council had during the budget workshops and hearings, but for The Apopka Voice readers, it was no contest.
Part Seven: City Council debates funding for the Apopka Fire Department
It was an eventful year for the Apopka Fire Department. Not only did they receive funding to move forward with Fire Station #6, but they also voted to unionize, and were one of the primary issues at the City Council budget workshops.
Rejoice! Apopka Christmas Parade propels community into the holiday season
The 45th Annual Apopka Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Foliage Sertoma Club of Apopka, brought back a sense of normalcy to the community with over 70 entrants taking the traditional parade route down Park Avenue.
Apopka firefighters union endorses Becker in mayoral election
The Apopka Professional Firefighters Association (APFA) has endorsed City Commissioner Kyle Becker in his campaign to become Apopka Mayor in the 2022 election.
Former Apopka Fire Chief Carnesale clarifies his position on AFD two-person "squads"
Editor's Note: Chuck Carnesale, the former Apopka Fire Chief from 2016-2019, sent The Apopka Voice a letter to the editor clarifying his opinion on the two-person squad trucks used by the AFD during …
Apopka firefighters union responds to Mayor Nelson's remarks about two-person squads
Editor's Note: After reading Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson's remarks in The Apopka Voice about the Apopka Fire Department, its two-person staffing fire of apparatus, two-person squads, and the motives of …
Nelson pushes back on criticism of Apopka Fire Department "squads"
By Reggie Connell, Managing Editor During a recent interview with The Apopka Voice, Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson discussed a range of subjects, but none more strongly than the Apopka Fire Department. In …
Breast cancer surgeon: "Early detection saves lives"; Apopka Fire Dept. now selling t-shirts to support breast cancer awareness
Women in need of screening who are uninsured or underinsured can schedule a mammogram with AdventHealth at a reduced cost of $30 From AdventHealth and Apopka Fire Department October is always a …
The Apopka Voice Survey: How do other cities staff their fire engines?
By Reggie Connell, Managing Editor A fire department is a major component of a city's public safety model. It's also one of the largest items on a municipal budget. In Apopka, members of the city …
Apopka firefighters go 'Tunnel to Towers' in honor of fallen 9/11 FDNY first responder
From Staff Reports For everything, there is a season... The Apopka Voice is in the middle of a series of articles about the Apopka Fire Department's budget, staffing fire engines, and ISO ratings. …