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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
The circumstances of the review and the fallout following the report have made this a challenging project, but Gannon Emergency Solutions is prepared to serve the city and practice what we preach. more
Before a capacity crowd at City Hall, the AFD welcomed 14 new firefighters/EMTs to its ranks at a swearing-in ceremony. more
I've watched closely as this Shakespearean tragedy has played out over the last eight months. Only this, unfortunately, is not fiction. more
Austin Duran, the 25-year-old Apopka Fire Department Firefighter who died in July from injuries sustained in an accident at Fire Station 1, has been named the 2022 Firefighter of the Year. more
Apopka Fire Chief Sean Wylam responded to the no-confidence vote taken by the Apopka Firefighters Association at its February 7th meeting, and announced at the March 1st City Council meeting. more
The vast majority of the 90-member Apopka Professional Firefighters Association voted that they have no confidence in Fire Chief Sean Wylam at their February 7th meeting.  more
For the second time in less than two weeks, the City canceled a workshop on the Gannon report, a 45-page draft, and a 27-page response critical of the Apopka Fire Department. more
In this three-part series, The Apopka Voice analyzes the GES response to the City and AFD. What does it say about this department and the administration? What can the AFD learn from the report? more
In this three-part series, The Apopka Voice analyzes the GES response to the City and AFD. What does it say about this department and the administration? What can the AFD learn from the report? more
In this three-part series, The Apopka Voice analyzes the GES response to the City and AFD. What does it say about this department and the administration? What can the AFD learn from the report? more
Just 12 days after receiving the City of Apopka's 145-edit rebuttal to its initial report on the Apopka Fire Department, Gannon Emergency Solutions responded to the City and AFD's comments. more
The Gannon report is a 45-page document that analyzes and critiques the Apopka Fire Department. The City of Apopka ordered and paid $20,000 for it, but they may have gotten more than they bargained for. more
Gannon Emergency Solutions has released its report - a 45-page document titled "Draft for Client Review" obtained by The Apopka Voice in a public records request from the City. more
No elected official is immune to criticism. It goes with the territory. Sometimes you need to shrug it off and keep moving forward. And sometimes you need to listen. more
The purpose of The Apopka Voice is to inform, engage, and inspire our readers, and to start the new year, we're launching the First Annual Apopka Hero Award. more
There has been a developing story the past couple of weeks involving the Apopka Fire Department - a familiar place for controversy as of late. more
The Apopka Voice has learned that a second member of the AFD Safety Committee has resigned, and that Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson has called a press conference to respond. more
The Apopka Voice has learned that Lieutenant Alex Klepper of the Apopka Fire Department has resigned from the AFD Safety Committee. more
City Beverages, the City of Apopka, and the Armando Borjas Jr Scholarship are proud to be bringing the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales to Apopka on December 2nd. more
In an effort to share this great experience, we will be hosting a raffle for one individual to receive a chance to ride with the Clydesdales. more
The Apopka Fire Department is currently seeking qualified and most importantly dedicated Firefighters to join our team. more
In case you missed it. The Apopka news week in review includes seven articles that shaped the city last week... all in one place, including details on a mixed-use project on Kelly Park Road. more
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