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In honor of Austin Duran, Apopka is erecting a service hero street sign at the corner of East 5th Street and South Park Avenue. more
Sonny’s BBQ in Apopka is hosting a  competition between the Apopka Police and Fire departments on Saturday, January 13th, from 9 am to 4 pm. more
The Apopka City Council, at its January 3rd meeting, voted unanimously to accept the bid from Miller Construction Management to build Apopka Fire Station #6. more
  The Apopka Fire Department and Apopka Police Department, in partnership with Re-Imagine Communities, are hosting the 2023 Apopka Reading Heroes Scholastic Book Fair.   Calling all book lovers and literary enthusiasts!   Get ready to embark on a literary journey like never before as the Apopka Fire Department transforms … more
Apopka Police Officer Adsudalah Brooks and Recruit Officer Laura Crespo responded to a 911 hang-up call, but while en route, updated to a female giving birth at home. more
Sonny’s BBQ in Apopka is hosting a  competition between the Apopka Police and Fire departments on Saturday, January 13th, from 9 am to 4 pm. more
The City of Apopka and the Apopka Fire and Police Departments will host the September 11th Memorial 5k and the  “Together as One Festival” in Downtown Apopka. more
The City of Apopka and the Apopka Fire and Police Departments will host the September 11th Memorial 5k and the  “Together as One Festival” in Downtown Apopka. more
9/11 remains a day of remembrance, honoring the lives lost and the resilience of the American people, and on September 11th, 2023, Apopka pays tribute to the memory of them all. more
The Apopka Police Department is looking for a person-of-interest in an arson investigation that occurred at the Kelly Park School early Monday morning. more
Adriana Borjas, the daughter of Armando, is a recipient of the Armando Borjas Jr. scholarship. She is pursuing a career as a paramedic. … more
Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinley and Fire Chief Sean Wylam in front of the City Council to present their status within the last year, what is needed for the upcoming year, and concerns for the future. more
A crowd of nearly 200 friends, families, and members of the Apopka Fire Department gathered during a vigil memorial on Friday night to remember and pay tribute to the firefighter's life. more
Under a setting sun on a warm summer evening, Apopkans met at Fire Station One to participate in a vigil to remember Austin Duran, an Apopka firefighter whose life was cut short at the age of 25... more
Austin Duran, a 25-year-old Apopka firefighter, was critically injured at Fire Station #1 on June 30th, 2022, while attempting to move a sand trailer. He died July 15th from the injuries he sustained that day. more
The Apopka City Council, at its June 7th meeting, voted unanimously to resubmit a Request for Proposal to hire a Change Manager for the Apopka Fire Department. more
It has been almost ten months since the devastating death of Apopka firefighter Austin Duran, and his father is still seeking justice and accountability from the City.  more
During the early morning hours of May 22nd, several Apopka Fire Department firefighter personal vehicles were burglarized at Fire Stations 3 and 4. more
There are a lot of important topics circulating through Apopka these days, and just as many opinions about how to handle them. more
Although the issues at the AFD go well beyond the tragic accident that ultimately took the life of a young firefighter, it's the death of Firefighter Austin Duran that seems to frame nearly every discussion. more
Where do Apopka City Council powers begin and end? Can it have a city clerk or city attorney removed, or does that require a Mayor's decision? more
In an interview with WESH-2 News on Thursday, Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson said he would stick with Fire Chief Sean Wylam, despite two no-confidence votes. more
It was a cold January evening in 1918 when a Category F2 tornado with winds estimated at 150 miles per hour slammed into the little town of Apopka. Although there were no fatalities, ten people were … more
The Apopka City Council, at its April 5th meeting, voted 3-2 on a motion to express no-confidence in Apopka Fire Chief Sean Wylam, concluding there is a lack of transparency and clear direction. more
At the end of an eight-hour Apopka City Council meeting, two non-binding votes sent shockwaves through Apopka.  The Council voted 3-2 that they have no confidence in Fire Chief Sean Wylam, … more
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